Cargo ship runs aground in Columbia River

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WOODLAND, WA – A large cargo ship ran aground near Woodland, Washington Saturday afternoon, KPTV in Portland reported.

Petty Officer Amanda Norcross with the U.S.Coast Guard said they received a report at 4:16 PM that the ship Viking Emerald had lost its steering near Goat and Martin Islands.

Norcross said there were no injuries or leaks reported from the ship which was carrying several vehicles.

Norcross said two tug boats would be attempting to escort the ship to Longview for an inspection.