A tug was dispatched from Dutch Harbor today to assist the factory trawler Alaska Victory, which was reported adrift due to a "mechanical failure," a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.
The trawler, part of the Fishing Company of Alaska fleet, was located about 19 nautical miles west of Akutan.
It was drifting at only a knot to a knot and a half, and was not in any danger, said Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley.
The Coast Guard was notified of the situation shortly before noon.
A Magone Marine tug was on the way to retrieve the Alaska Victory, which is more than 200 feet long and has a crew of 48.
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