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Grounded vessel refloated

A fishing vessel that ran aground near Neah Bay yesterday is afloat again, thanks to an overnight high tide and assistance from federal, state and tribal agencies.

The Washington Department of Ecology, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Makah Tribe responded to the grounded vessel the evening of Jan. 3, 2011. The 88-foot Kristena Rose was pulled from the beach near Shipwreck Point around 2 a.m. Jan 4, and a second fishing vessel helped tow the commercial boat near high tide.

The Kristena Rose is now at dock in Neah Bay. There is a floating boom around the vessel as a precautionary step until it has been inspected by the Coast Guard and allowed to sail. There is no spill or discharge at this time, according to Ecology.

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