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F/V Lady Gudny disabled and adrift, Four rescued, CG Cutter SPAR in trouble

Broken down and drift in 20 to 22-foot seas with 49-mph winds and 9 miles visibility, four crew were rescued from the disabled fishing vessel Lady Gudny in heavy seas 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Friday. A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the four people from the Lady Gudny and transported them to Air Station Kodiak in good health.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday the Lady Gudny became helpless 230 miles east of Kodiak after they exhausted their supply of fuel filters and were unable to run the engine.

The Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, a 225-foot seagoing buoytender home ported in Kodiak, arrived on scene Friday morning. The SPAR prepared to bring the Lady Gudny into tow when the towline separated, causing the SPAR to become disabled.

Coast Guard Cutters Hickory and Douglas Munro have been deployed, and the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley diverted to respond and provide assistance to the SPAR. The tug vessels Chahunta and Anna-T are also responding to assist.

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