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4 rescued from sinking fishing vessel near marina

December 27, 2019 GMT

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Coast Guard crew rescued four people from a commercial fishing vessel Thursday that sank in Coos Bay.

The World reports the 40-foot Darean Rose capsized and sank shortly after leaving the fuel pier at the Charleston Marina with four people aboard who reported sustaining minor injuries, according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend were notified at 2:54 p.m. that the vessel had run aground and capsized right after departing the pier.

A Coast Guard Station Coos Bay response boat-small crew responded and rescued the four individuals from the vessel in 10 minutes. They were taken back to the pier and treated by emergency medical service technicians for scrapes and bruises.

The vessel had an estimated maximum potential of 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel on board.

Coast Guard personnel from the Sector Columbia River Emergency Management Division responded to the potential for environmental pollution by deploying hard boom and absorbent pads.

The vessel’s owner is working through insurance to contract commercial salvage for the cleanup process. The cause of the incident is under investigation.