Coast Guard warns of floating logs off Oregon
The U.S. Coast Guard began warning vessel operators off the coast of Oregon Nov. 13 to look out for floating logs that rolled off a barge.
The logs were reported last seen drifting in a west-southwest direction about 100 miles offshore of Tillamook Head, Ore.
The Coast Guard said the tug 'Sea Commander' was en route to Eureka, Calif., from Surrey, Canada, when it lost about 2,000 logs from a barge it was towing. The logs were wrapped in bundles of five prior to falling overboard, the agency said.
The 'Sea Commander,' owned by Union Tug and Barge of Vancouver, B.C., was involved in a similar incident on Nov. 13, 2001, when it lost 400 bundles of logs overboard 28 miles west of Cape Foulweather.