Meiten Maru (bulk Carrier)
The Astoria-based Salvage Chief was able to refloat the 12,000-ton Japanese bulk carrier Meiten Maru, which ran aground on a shoal in Grays Harbor while outward bound with a full cargo of logs during a heavy November fog. The heavily-laden vessel ran hard aground shortly before high water and local tugs were unable to free her. The vessel was taken to Aberdeen for underwater survey by Fred Devine Co. divers and was given clearance to sail two days after the stranding. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1971, H. W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest 1966 to 1975., p.108.
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