The 40-foot Darean Rose capsized and sank shortly after leaving the fuel pier at the Charleston Marina, North Bend, with four people aboard who reported sustaining minor injuries.
Reportedly the vessel had run aground and capsized after departing the fuel dock pier.
A Coast Guard Boat-Small crew responded to the scene and rescued the four individuals from the vessel.
The survivors were transferred back to the pier and treated by emergency medical service technicians.
The vessel has an estimated maximum potential of 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel on board.
Coast Guard personnel from the Sector Columbia River Emergency Management Division have responded to the potential for environmental pollution by deploying hard boom and absorbent pads.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
by Tom Evans, Injury at Sea. Continue Reading