Newport: Water Rescue off South Jetty – F/V Eclipse aground on the south jetty.

south-jetty-grounding-eclipes-mcu-1-21-14-300x225Coast Guard Yaquina Bay got a call at around 8:30 Monday evening that a crab boat, with three crewmen returning from sea with a full load of crab, had lost propulsion right after they came through the tips of the jetties. Large ocean swells turned the 55-foot Fishing Vessel Eclipse completely around and pushed it into the north side of the south jetty, damaging the vessel on its port side below the water line. Holes were ripped in the ship’s bottom and water came pouring in to the hold. Read [email protected]  16:13