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Oregon And Washington Governors Set To Fly Over Derelict Vessels

June 29, 2012 6 a.m.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire fly over the Columbia and Willamette rivers Friday to get a bird's eye view of the derelict and abandoned vessels languishing in those waters. **UPDATE (Friday p.m.):** Kitzhaber and Gregoire return from flyover with reaction.

Derelict Vessel Owner Must Pay More Than $1M For Columbia River Oil Spill

Jan. 28, 2013 9:56 p.m.

A Washington man and his company have been hit with a $405,000 fine for the 2011 oil spill in the Columbia River from the derelict vessel Davy Crockett.

Environment | Water

Derelict Vessel Owner Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million For Columbia River Oil Spill

Jan. 28, 2013 5:52 p.m.

A Washington man and his company have been hit with a $405,000 fine for the 2011 oil spill in the Columbia River from the derelict vessel Davy Crockett. Washington state also is charging him $680,000 in cleanup costs.

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Derelict Barge Could Soon See Demolition

July 10, 2012 5:17 p.m.

The end is in sight for a derelict vessel that has been moored to a publicly owned dock for the past three months.

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Washington Weighs Vessel Cleanup Rule Changes

Aug. 6, 2013 9:44 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology may dismantle derelict vessels in water instead of requiring the work at dry-dock facilities.

Environment | Water

Costly Davy Crockett Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented

Feb. 21, 2012 7 a.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard and its contractors spent 10 months and $22 million removing the Davy Crockett barge from the Columbia River in 2011. Workers prevented a major environmental disaster, but an EarthFix investigation has found that state and federal officials could have prevented an oil spill and the need for a multi-million-dollar cleanup.

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Davy Crockett One Of Many Dilapidated Vessels On The Columbia

Feb. 3, 2011 8:30 p.m.

Crews are continuing to work on a cracked barge that's been abandoned in the Columbia River about 15 miles upstream from  Vancouver.

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Officials Struggling To Get Derelict Barge Off Metro-Owned Dock

May 7, 2012 6:46 a.m.

Six weeks after a derelict barge showed up on a government-owned dock, officials are still trying to figure out how to get rid of it.

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