Photo of the Week 95: Coast Guard Assists Disabled Cargo Vessel in Gulf of Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau monitors the tow of the disabled 400-foot cargo vessel, BBC Colorado, in the Gulf of Alaska Oct. 9, 2016. The master of BBC Colorado reported a severe engine casualty, restricting their speed and maneuverability with forecasted seas of 30-feet and winds in excess of 50 knots closing in on it's location, some 500nm off the coast of Dutch Harbor. The Resolve Pioneer, a sea going tug boat based in Dutch Harbor, arrived on scene Saturday and set up tow with the motor vessel BBC Colorado under the observation of Morgenthau. Upon confirmation that the tow was holding and intact, Morgenthau crew resumed their mission of fisheries enforcement in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea, and the Resolve Pioneer made way for Washington state for engine repairs with the BBC Colorado in tow. After repairs are complete, vessel will proceed to Longview, WA to discharge project cargo. A special thanks to Dabbie Mateo and Tom Reuter for coordinating this after-hours emergency with Gensteam Portland. Way to go!
Keywords: Coast Guard, Cutter Morgenthau, BBC Colorado, The Resolve Pioneer, Gulf of Alaska, Dutch Harbor
Photo(s) provided by Evan Jones on 2016-10-13