WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard captain in charge of ports in Oregon and southern Washington has set limits on deep-draft vessels near Coos Bay Harbor.
Capt. Dan Travers issued the order late Friday over concerns that debris from a capsized vessel may be in the waters. The commercial fishing vessel Sara Jo went down near the north jetty earlier this week.
Travers says the continued flow of commerce is a priority, but his biggest concern is ensuring the safety of all crews and vessels that move in and out of Oregon and Washington waters.
The Sara Jo was destroyed when it became disabled and capsized in Coos Bay, leaving two fishermen injured and one dead.
Most Read Stories
- Route 7 is one of Metro Transit’s most challenging bus lines, and driver Nathan Vass loves it VIEW
- WSU College Republicans leader steps down after being exposed as white-nationalist protester
- Bill Gates makes largest donation of Microsoft stock since 2000 with $4.6 billion gift
- Sorrow at the Space Needle: Dinner at one of Seattle’s most expensive restaurants VIEW
- Seattle rental applicants' criminal histories virtually off-limits under new law
The Coast Guard plans to conduct a sonar survey in the channel to determine if the entrance is safe. Travers urges all mariners to watch for debris.