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Coast Guard responds to Morning Cedar near Adak

ADAK, Alaska - Crews with the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deliver steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians Dec. 8, 2011. The Coast Guard has been monitoring the drifting vessel since Dec. 5 when the master reported a steering casualty. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

ADAK, Alaska — Crews with the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deliver steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians Dec. 8, 2011.

The Coast Guard has been monitoring the drifting vessel since Dec. 5 when the master reported a steering casualty.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

ADAK, Alaska – Crews with the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter assist the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island Dec. 8, 2011. The Morning Cedar has 23 crew aboard and is carrying packaged timber from Canada to Japan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

ADAK, Alaska — Crews with the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter assist the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island Dec. 8, 2011.

The Morning Cedar has 23 crew aboard and is carrying packaged timber from Canada to Japan.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

ADAK, Alaska – An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew delivers a team of civilian steering technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar near Adak Dec. 8, 2011. The Jayhawk helicopter crew was deployed to Adak to assist the vessel’s crew Dec. 5 when the vessel lost steering capabilities. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

ADAK, Alaska — An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew delivers a team of civilian steering technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar near Adak Dec. 8, 2011.

The Jayhawk helicopter crew was deployed to Adak to assist the vessel’s crew Dec. 5 when the vessel lost steering capabilities.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen.

Coast Guard transports technicians to drifting cargo vessel

BERING SEA - The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter prepares to deliver three steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians and a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane, also from Air Station Kodiak, overflies the vessel Dec. 8, 2011. The cargo vessel suffered a steering casualty Dec. 5 while in transit from Canada to Japan with 23 crew aboard and a load of packaged timber and has been adrift since. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Baez.

BERING SEA — The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter prepares to deliver three steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians and a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane, also from Air Station Kodiak, overflies the vessel Dec. 8, 2011.

The cargo vessel suffered a steering casualty Dec. 5 while in transit from Canada to Japan with 23 crew aboard and a load of packaged timber and has been adrift since.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Baez.

BERING SEA - The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter delivers one of three steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians Dec. 8, 2011. The technicians will conduct an assessment of the damaged steering system and attempt to repair the Singapore-flagged vessel which has been drifting since Dec. 5. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Baez.

BERING SEA — The crew of an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter delivers one of three steering system technicians to the 650-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar 17 miles from Bobrof Island in the Aleutians Dec. 8, 2011.

The technicians will conduct an assessment of the damaged steering system and attempt to repair the Singapore-flagged vessel which has been drifting since Dec. 5.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Baez.

 

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