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Derelict boat update 1: landfall north of Horsfall

March 22, 2016

Coos Bay OR – A chunk of boat spotted by the US Coast Guard March 16 (http://1.usa.gov/1ZoCxWO) has landed north of Coos Bay near Horsfall. Overnight winds and currents pushed the boat north of its predicted landing spot between Bandon and Cape Arago.

The debris is smaller – less than 20’ long -- than originally estimated. An Oregon Parks and Recreation Department crew is working now to move it up the beach, out of reach of the incoming tide, where biologists will take samples. A contractor, Johnson Rock Products of Coos Bay, will remove it and take it to a landfill.


Chunk of boat washes up north of Horsfall Beach in Coos County



State Park crews winch boat above the reach of the tide