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Crews patching hole in vessel
Crews patching hole in vessel
Johnson Landing Vessel Capsizing Averted by Fire Crews (Photo) - 01/07/22

Scappoose, ORAt 3:34 pm on January 6, 2022, Scappoose Fire District responded to a call in the 34000 block of Johnson’s Landing Rd. of an 85 ft. long vessel taking on water. Upon arrival, two of the three bulkheads were full of water. The resident was evacuated as crews worked to stabilize the vessel.  

Utilizing two trash pumps, first responders were able to dewater two of the holds that were flooded on the vessel. Once the water was removed, crews found 2 holes where water was entering the vessel. Crews were able to plug both holes stopping the leak and the boat was completely dewatered, averting the vessel from capsizing.  

Scappoose Fire District was assisted by Sauvie Island Fire District personnel. Thank you to Sauvie Island Fire District for providing a volunteer engine company to assist with the emergency response. Special thanks to Ace Hardware in Scappoose, Oregon for assistance in acquiring the appropriate plug to stop this leak.  

No injuries were reported. The owner was placed in a hotel for the night pending repairs to the vessel.