TOLEDO — A man, accompanied by his dog, had just set sail on the fishing vessel Mickey when the boat got stuck in the mud in the Yaquina River just after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.
“The report we received was that he hit some submerged pilings and started taking on water,” said Petty Officer First Class Levi Read, a Coast Guard spokesman.
Read added that the skipper of the 36-foot, double-ended troller was not familiar with the area. After the vessel ran aground, personnel from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport responded and got the fisherman and his dog off the boat safely.
While no spill occurred, 100 gallons of fuel were reported to be aboard the boat at the time it ran aground. The owner of the F/V Mickey will work with Port of Toledo officials to get the vessel out of the water, according to a Coast Guard statement.
“We encourage all mariners, regardless of level of experience, to have up-to-date nautical charts,” Read said on Monday.