Commercial fishing boat runs aground
GREENBANK, Wash. — A 97-foot commercial fishing boat ran aground Tuesday morning near Bush Point on the west side of Whidbey Island.
The fishing boat Neahkannie was reported aground at 4 a.m., officials with the U.S. Coast Guard said. No one was reported injured. A coast guard crew from Port Angeles was dispatched to the scene, and no pollution was discovered. A Coast Guard patrol boat is on the scene and the Washington Department of Ecology is responding.
Jason Stratemeyer, a Whidbey Island resident, took photos of the boat.
The vessel’s master is coordinating with a commercial tug company for removal, officials with the Coast Guard said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.