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    News Release: Coast Guard responds to grounded fishing vessel near Whidbey Island, Wash.

    F/V Neahkahnie grounded near Whidbey Island, Wash.

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener | The fishing vessel Neakahnie, a 97-foot U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel, sits...... read more read more

    WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA, UNITED STATES

    06.04.2013

    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener 

    U.S. Coast Guard District 13

    SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews and members of the Washington Department of Ecology are responding to a fishing vessel run aground on the west side of Whidbey Island, Wash., early Tuesday.

    Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report at approximately 4 a.m. stating that the 97-foot fishing vessel, Neahkahnie, had run aground in the vicinity of Greenbank, Wash. Watchstanders have dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and personnel from the Sector Puget Sound's Incident Management Division.

    The vessel's master is coordinating with a commercial tug company. The crew of CGC Swordfish is enforcing a 500-yard safety zone around the vessel. The cause of the grounding is under investigation.

    For more information contact the 13th District Public Affairs Office at 206-220-7237.

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    Date Taken: 06.04.2013
    Date Posted: 06.04.2013 10:53
    Story ID: 108026
    Location: WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA, US 

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