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Grounded F/V Koko

Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Washington | 2019-Aug-02

Initial Notification: On Friday, August 02, 2019 at 0830 PDT NOAA ERD was notified of a 40 foot fiberglass hull fishing vessel hard aground off Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington. In the early morning hours, the vessel missed a channel marker and grounded on charted pilings from an old structure. As the tide ebbed, the vessel remained stuck and capsized above the pilings. At least one 12-inch crack in the vessel's hull was observed to be leaking fuel. Vessel owner-hired contractors worked with Washington State Department of Ecology to place containment boom around the vessel. The USCG requested a trajectory. The vessel was successfully de-fueled on Saturday (8/3) and removed from the water on Sunday (8/4).

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Grounding
Products of concern:Marine Diesel
Latitude (approximate): 46° 17.30′ North
Longitude (approximate): 124° 2.89′ West