Coast Guard Responds to Columbia River Grounding

Portland, OR. – The motor vessel, CS Ocean, a 560-foot commercial cargo ship, grounded at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The vessel grounded while anchored at the lower anchorage on the Columbia River near the Willamette junction in Vancouver, Wash. A command post was set up at Coast Guard Sector Portland, Ore, to safely resolve the situation.
Coast Guard officials from Sector Portland and a ship’s representative quickly joined forces to develop plans to refloat the vessel and determine if any damage had been done. There was no pollution discharge as a result of the grounding.