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Coast Guard responds to tanker that ran aground after leaving Longview

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a tanker filled with millions of gallons of ethanol and monoethylene glycol that ran aground after leaving Longview.

The vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground around 6:30 a.m. Thursday near Skamokawa, Washington.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River conducted a flight over the tanker and reported no signs of pollution. There were also no reports of flooding or injuries to crewmembers.

The 557-foot Panamanian-flagged tanker is loaded with 6.65 million gallons of monoethylene glycol and 1.63 million gallons of ethanol, as well as 458,000 gallons of high-sulfur oil and 99,000 gallons of low-sulfur oil.

Capt. Bill Timmons, commander Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and captain of the port, placed a no-movement order on the vessel until Coast Guard inspectors ensure the safety of the environment and the crew.

Two tugs responded to the scene to assist as the water rises with the incoming tide.

The vessel was heading outbound after finishing a port call in Longview.

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