Coast guard pollution investigators are on the scene where a crab boat ran aground just off Cape Arago near Coos Bay. The Coast Guard says there’s no initial sign of pollution from the 39-foot Robert Henry.
The water was too shallow for a rescue boat to get close, so a Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the Robert Henry’s three crew members to safety. No injuries have been reported. Chief Petty Officer Robert Linear, a Coast Guard Spokesman, says the boat is still stuck.
“There is fuel on board the vessel; there’s approximately 400 gallons of fuel on board. There has been none that’s been leaked. Hopefully it will stay that way and we can get the vessel off from being grounded there and then assess any damage that may have occurred.”
Linear says there’s also 5,000 pounds of crab on board. The boat’s owner is working on a salvage plan, but there isn’t yet a timeline for removing it.
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