The Coast Guard reports that they picked up a fishing vessel’s emergency locator transmitter Thursday afternoon at 2:34pm. They say they pinpointed it at 44-33.4 North, 124-03.01 West. That would put it right off of Newport, not even a mile offshore. Thus far nothing out of the ordinary in that area but all vessels were asked to keep an eye out for a vessel in distress. So far the Coast Guard just keeps repeating the advisory for all vessels in the area.
The Coast Guard also asks all vessels to check their own emergency beacons to see if one has accidentally gone off, unbeknownst to the Captain.
Later in the afternoon the Coast Guard cancelled the alert.