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Newport fishing boat smacks into jetty after losing power

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 2014

Scott Lager, captain of the commercial fishing boat Eclipse, was busy Tuesday morning readying his vessel for a haul-out later in the day. The 55-footer had been taking on water after a hole was punctured in the hull Monday evening when it hit the south jetty of Yaquina Bay. It was hauled to the Port of Newport’s Dock 7 by a Coast Guard motor lifeboat.

NEWPORT – Monday evening was a busy time for the U.S. Coast Guard, which responded to commercial fishing vessels slamming into the rocks of Yaquina Bay’s south jetty and the Chetco River south jetty in Brookings at almost the same time.

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