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Fishing Vessel Avoids Sinking Off of Oregon Coast

The 40-foot fishing vessel WESTERN SKIES radioed the Coast Guard that they were taking on water and needed help on Saturday. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter and two motor life boats to the scene which delivered three dewatering pumps to the stricken vessel. With the aid of the Coast Guard, the flooding was brought under control. The WESTERN SKIES is being escorted to Yaquina Bay by the Coast Guard. No injuries were reported in the accident. Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.