Cargo ship runs aground in Columbia River
Friday, September 23, 2011
CATHLAMET, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 584-foot cargo vessel ran aground in the Columbia River near Cathlamet, Wash., but there are no visible signs of pollution.
No injuries were reported from the Thursday night mishap at Puget Island.
The agency says the Luminous Ace grounded after an electrical outage caused the vessel to lose its steering. Tug boats were sent to assist it and it's not blocking the waterway.
The ship has regained power and propulsion. The Coast Guard says the tugs planned to help move the vessel at high tide early Friday about 20 miles west to an anchoring spot near Astoria, Ore.