COOS BAY, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen off Cape Arago near Coos Bay on Wednesday, after their 39-foot crab boat ran aground.
The Coast Guard stated they received a report from the vessel’s Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon and responded with a helicopter crew and a motor-lifeboat crew. A fire department crew from Charleston also responded.
Due to the surrounding rocks, the Coast Guard said the maritime responders were unable to reach the fishermen. The helicopter crew was able to hoist the fishermen on board and transfer them to local EMS on shore.
Coast Guard pollution investigators are en route from Astoria to assess the scene for potential pollution and work with the owner to develop a salvage plan. The boat, named the Robert Henry, is reported to have approximately 4,000 pounds of catch and 400 gallons of fuel on board.