There was no fuel spill, but the barge will get a further inspection.
UPDATE: The Coast Guard inspected the hull of the barge Friday morning and found there was no breach. Coast Guard investigators concluded that the barge struck the walls of the lock approach to The Dalles and not a submerged object. There are no reports of a hazard to navigation in the Columbia River.
Around 3 a.m. Friday, a barge carrying 1.7 million gallons of diesel hit something in the Columbia River near The Dalles Dam.
The crew checked the water and found no spill. The barge is double hulled.
The barge was moving up river and continued through The Dalles dam and is now moored waiting for a further inspection.
The lock operators also reported no smell of diesel fuel or a sheen on the water.
Members of the Coast Guard Incident Management Division, from Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Ore., are responding as well as marine inspectors from Marine Safety Office Portland, Ore.