Written by Jen Finn
ASTORIA, Ore. - The Coast Guard came to the assistance of two fishing vessels, helping to save a total catch of 35 tons of shrimp from spoiling Wednesday.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received distress calls from the crews of the fishing vessels Granada and Cap Elza near Tillamook Bay, Ore., and Depoe Bay, Ore., respectively. Both crews reported their vessels had become disabled with a large catch of shrimp aboard.
Motor lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay and Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay were dispatched to assist the vessels and tow them safely to shore.
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