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Salvage of fishing vessel Bergen to resume Tuesday in Bellingham

Fishing%20Boat%20Follow%20(2)Efforts to salvage the wrecked fishing boat Bergen and pull its remains out of Bellingham Bay will resume Tuesday, March 15, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Three fishermen were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard early Thursday when the commercial fishing boat broke free from its moorage in a windstorm with gusts of 70 mph. The 52-foot wooden boat hit a seawall south of Seaview Avenue, after drifting about 300 yards to the west. The boat, which was built in 1939 and based in Gig Harbor, had been moored near Bellingham Cold Storage, 2825 Roeder Ave.as the crew prepared for a three-month trip to Bristol Bay to fish for black cod. Video, Read the rest here 06:50

Coast Guard oversees salvage of a fishing vessel near Stonington, Maine

uscg-logoCoast Guard crews ensured a successful salvage operation of a 42-foot fishing vessel (F/V Marley Gabriela)Saturday after it sank in about 70 feet of water at its mooring ball on Friday in Stonington, Maine. Weather and nightfall prevented safe operations Friday, and salvage efforts resumed Saturday at 6 a.m. The fishing vessel has been successfully raised, de-watered, and dry docked at Billings Marina. No injuries or significant pollution was reported. Initially after sinking, a small sheen was observed in the area, as seepage from the ship’s vents was suspected. Read the post here 16:52