PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 623-foot bulk carrier ran aground in a narrow part of the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Washington.
The U.S. Coast Guard says the vessel loaded with grain was heading west with a river pilot still onboard when it ran into trouble early Monday. Two tug boats are on the scene to keep it stabilized.
The vessel named Sparna contains more than 200,000 gallons of high sulfur fuel and about 40,000 gallons of diesel. Capt. Dan Travers of the Port for the Columbia River says responders have not seen any oil in the water.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.