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The old fishing boat INA is back in the news…

Fishing Boat "Ina" pumped out and moved slightly upstream.

Fishing Boat “Ina” pumped out and moved slightly upstream.

...and it's sunk again.  ODFW looking in to it.

…and it’s sunk again. ODFW looking in to the situation.
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The derelict-looking commercial fishing boat “Ina” is back on the bottom of the Yaquina River east and upstream from the big LNG tank, east of Newport. ODFW is now looking into what’s going on with it.

The Ina drew a lot of attention a few weeks ago when it was first spotted by motorists driving Yaquina Bay Road, telling 9-1-1 that the little boat had sunk, and was resting on a mud flat quite a ways off the north bank of the river.

Authorities confirmed that there was nobody aboard and that it was anchored to the river bottom.

A few days ago, somebody refloated the Ina and hauled it farther east and upstream, dropping anchor in deeper water. As you can see from the second picture the boat sank again, with just the top of her radio antennas sticking up out of the water.

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The Coast Guard says that it’s not blocking a federally designated shipping channel so it’s not within their jurisdiction. A call to ODFW revealed that it’s a concern for them which will involve their agency and Oregon State Lands. Typically anything left derelict in a state waterway can be removed by the state and the owner hit with the bill, which is never inexpensive.

The owner is listed as Cory Fleetwood of Salem. NOAA records show that Mr. Fleetwood brought all of the Ina’s documentation up to date as of last April. It was built in 1920 and is just over 31 feet long.

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