F/V CHEVELLE Grounded and Sunk: UPDATE 3/13/12

CHEVELLE broke up in the heavy seas and sank Sunday night, according to a Coast Guard update. No new signs of pollution have been reported, other than the pollution that had been noted Sunday morning. The owner of CHEVELLE has lined up a salvage master to locate and remove the boat from the channel area. In the meantime, the Coast Guard has closed the Yaquina Bar until authorities and contractors determine what navigation hazard the sunken vessel poses.

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