The 56 foot long fishing vessel Taplow sank near Grays Harbor, Washington. The fishing vessel sent out a distress call after the fishing vessel had sprung a leak in the engine room. The crew reported the engine room was nearly flooded and the Taplow’s pumps had failed.
The Coast Guard dispatched helicopters and vessels to the scene and were able to deliver a de-watering pump. Even with the new pump, the flooding could not be brought under control. The crew and rescuers abandoned the Taplow as no further efforts could be made to save the fishing vessel.
The Taplow sank in 300 feet of water. Reports state there was several hundred gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no pollution has been spotted.