Overloaded shrimp boats get a tow by the Coast Guard

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it saved 35 tons of shrimp when it helped two fishing boats that became disabled off Tillamook Bay and Depoe Bay.

Both crews reported Wednesday their vessels had become disabled with large catches.

Coast Guard boats towed one boat with 10 tons of shrimp to Garibaldi and the other boat with 25 tons of shrimp to Newport. The Coast Guard says it was fortunate Wednesday's weather was calm.

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