ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard towed a 90-foot fishing vessel to Astoria, Saturday, after an engine casualty rendered the vessel powerless Friday afternoon.
Sector Columbia River launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Cape Disappointment. The crew arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow.
An additional 47-foot motor lifeboat crew met the first crew at the Columbia River entrance to help with the tow due to the strong ebb current.
Both 47-foot motor lifeboat crews successfully completed the 21-hour tow of the Predator to Pier 1 in Astoria where it safely moored at approximately 10:30 a.m., to await inspections.
A special Coast Guard waiver was required to permit the tow of the vessel as it exceeded the recommended weight limit for a 47-foot motor lifeboat.