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Tug boat sank in Coos Bay; cause under investigation

Sheen was seen in the water, but the exact amount of oil that may have leaked is unknown. (SBG)

COOS BAY, Ore. - Authorities are investigating what caused a Knutson tug boat to sink Wednesday morning.

The vessel was tied to the dock before going down and was still underwater Thursday morning.

Sheen was seen in the water, but the exact amount of oil that may have leaked is unknown.

The Coast Guard was on the scene Thursday. They say the company is responsible for clean-up efforts.

Knutson had sausage booms surrounding the vessel as well as pads soaking up the oil.

The hope is to raise the vessel during low tide Thursday and haul it to another facility.

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