The fishing ship Lady Gudny lost propulsion power in stormy weather on 230 nautical miles off Kodiak, Alaska. The vessel suffered fuel filter problems and remained adrift against the heavy seas and strong winds in Bering Sea. The ship was drifting in Gulf of Alaska, being in immediate danger from losing stability at waves of 6.00-6.50 m and winds speed of maximum 80 km/h. The accident was immediately reported to the local authorities and Coast Guard dispatched helicopter at the scene to evacuate all the four fishermen. It was reported that all the crew were in good health and without injuries. The salvage of fishing ship Lady Gudny will be considered after weather improves and after arrival of salvage tug.
The fishing vessel is adrift in severe weather with dynamic list up to 45 degrees per board. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. There was no reported water pollution and injuries during the accident.
The fishing ship Lady Gudny has overall length of 31.40 m, moulded beam of 7.30 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m. The gross tonnage of the vessel is 197 GRT and the net tonnage is 153 NT. The fishing ship was built in 1979 by Bender Welding & Machine in USA.