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Container Ship Runs Aground in Columbia River

A 648-foot container ship, the PACIFIC FLORES, has run aground in the Columbia River near Kalama, Washington. The ship reportedly ran aground on its port bow after losing steering. Two tug boats are on the scene and have been able to refloat the vessel that is carrying 600 tons of fuel. The forward tanks of the ship have been sounded and there appear to be no signs of leaking fuel at this time. No injuries were reported in the accident, and the accident is under investigation by the Coast Guard and Department of Ecology.