Fishing vessel disabled in Gulf of Alaska, Coast Guard responding

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR is responding to a disabled fishing vessel 270 miles southeast of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska today.

The fishing vessel Equinox, a 58-foot longliner homported in Petersburg, reported an engine casualty to the Coast Guard at approximately 4 a.m. The fishing vessel reportedly has three people aboard. No injuries or other problems have been reported.

The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Kodiak, is enroute and has an estimated time of arrival of 2 a.m. Monday. They may tow the Equinox to Kodiak but that could change depending on weather and the discretion of the SPAR’s crew.

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