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Joe Foss Sinks off the Oregon Coast

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 the tugboat Joe Foss sunk in 210 feet of water off the Oregon Coast near Tillamook. All three crew members were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel, the Kilchis, before the Coast Guard transferred them to their station in Tillamook Bay. The tug was believed to be carrying 1300 gallons of fuel when it went down.

A day or two earlier the Joe Foss began taking on water near Neah Bay, Washington and was escorted by the Coast Guard into La Push, WA for repairs.

Source: USCG

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