The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(ASTORIA, Ore.) — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision involving the tugboat Clarkston and the deep draft cargo vessel Genco Marine on the Columbia River near Vancouver, Wash., Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Ore., received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m., reporting the allision at Columbia River mile marker 102.5, near the Vancouver anchorage, with possible damage to the Clarkston.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., is currently investigating.
The Genco Marine was at anchor during the time of the allision.