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US coast guard vessel capsizes on Columbia River

US coast guard vessel capsizes on Columbia River

A 26-foot U.S. Coast Guard boat capsized on the Columbia River with four crew members on board.

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Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the 26-foot Coast Guard Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat conducting routine operations when the vessel reportedly encountered a series of heavy wakes that came over the bow, which resulted in an unrecoverable starboard list that capsized the vessel, the Coast Guard said.

The vessel reportedly encountered a series of heavy wakes that came over the bow, which resulted in an unrecoverable starboard list that capsized the board. The crew were recovered from the water safely by the pilot boat Connor Foss and taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. They are reportedly in healthy condition.

The Coast Guard is overseeing salvage operations and has initiated a mishap board review process.

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