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Coast Guard Assists Grounded Fishing Vessel JB In Grays Harbor, Wash.

The Coast Guard assisted the 48-foot fishing vessel JB which ran aground on the south jetty of Grays Harbor, WA, at 1:45 a.m., Monday, June 6.

Upon receiving the distress call, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River coordinated the deployment of a Station Grays Harbor 25-foot response boat and 47-foot motor lifeboat crews, as well as an Air Station Astoria MH60 Jayhawk helicopter crew.

The Station Grays Harbor crews removed the two personnel on board the vessel upon arrival at the scene at 2:12 a.m.

The vessel JB was taken into tow and pulled from the jetty rocks, but the hull was holed and the vessel began taking on water and sank in 15-feet of water, but is reportedly not causing a navigational hazard. Published reports give no indication of the cause of the grounding. There are no reports of injuries and no details on possible pollution being released from the vessel.