Fishing boat awaits tow after losing steering

Associated PressAugust 16, 2012 

KODIAK -- A 58-foot fishing vessel is adrift 150 miles southwest of Unalaska and waiting for a tow.

KMXT reports the Kodiak-based Afognak Straight lost its steering late Wednesday or early Thursday. It went aground on Herbert Island but floated free when the tide shifted.

Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley says the ship is about 10 miles from the island, waiting for the tug Double Eagle to arrive Thursday afternoon and tow it to Dutch Harbor.

There were no reports of damage, injuries to the five people aboard or pollution from the grounding.

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