Fishing Vessel DARE II Grounding
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posting, but is subject to change as new information becomes available.
Last update 9/23/2011
September 23. 2011 8:56 AM
The vessel remains on the beach at Ocean
Shores this morning. Debris on the beach is being cleaned up by Washington
Conservation Corps crew. Ecology is on scene monitoring the response and
pollution threats. WDNR has hired a response contractor to remove the vessel.
September 22, 2011
Ecology, Coast Guard responding to grounded vessel
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard
are responding to a wooden fishing vessel breaking up in the surf at Ocean
Shores. They are assessing the situation in order to develop a response plan.
The 48-foot boat lost propulsion Wednesday evening when approaching the bar.
Crew members aboard the F/V Dare II made it safely to shore.
The boat is estimated to have between 50 and 80 gallons of fuel on board.
Ecology received the initial report Wednesday evening. A decision was made to
delay sending a response team until first light Thursday morning based on the
information available at the time and concerns for responder safety.
Date of Incident:
September 22, 2010
Pacific Ocean side, near Ocean
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