The 35 foot long fishing vessel Sea Pup ran aground on a jetty off Newport, Oregon. The fishing vessel was coming into the port when it struck the jetty. The master of the vessel was able to abandon ship and climb up onto the jetty to safety. The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and motor lifeboat. No reports of injuries. Reports state some 80 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the water before the vessel broke up on the jetty. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
On March 23, the 38 foot long fishing vessel More Misery became disabled near Block Island off Newport, Rhode Island. The vessel had suffered water ingress and the two crew requested assistance. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and two 45-foot response boats to the scene. The response boat arrived on scene and safely transferred the crew aboard. The Coast Guard placed dewatering pumps on to the More Misery and safely towed the fishing vessel to Newport. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The fishing vessel Nat went aground near Yaquina Bay off Newport, Oregon. The crabbing boat had gone nearly ashore with the vessel just 50 yards offshore. The crew sent out a distress call before all three crew on board abandoned ship and swam ashore. The crew were later treated for possible hypothermia. Authorities state there was 700 gallons of diesel fuel on board, but no pollution was released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. The cause of the grounding was not reported.