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F/V ASHLYNE Safe

The crew of F/V ASHLYNE called the Coast Guard for help early the morning of April 30, reporting that ASHLYNE had begun listing and losing stability as they headed for port, and later reporting that the listing was worsening, as the original listing had caused their 70,000 pound catch of fish to shift in the fish hold. ASHLYNE was losing stability and in danger of capsizing.

The Coast Guard successfully escorted ASHLYNE from about two miles south of the Columbia River mouth to port at Ilwaco, WA, in swells of eight to twelve feet while pumps on board kept the vessel from flooding. ASHLYNE will be kept in port for a Coast Guard inspection to determine the cause of the listing and flooding and to ensure that required repairs are made.

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