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Coast Guard crews spend over 7 hours towing disabled vessel to Rudee Inlet

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Oct 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 20:49:39-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Crews from Coast Guard Station Little Creek spent hours towing a 42-foot disabled vessel.

The vessel became disabled 45 miles offshore after the rudder shaft snapped.

Around 1 :30 a.m. Saturday, the first crew was relieved by a second crew after spending over seven hours towing the vessel for 35 miles.

The second crew from Station Little Creek finally arrived at Rudee Inlet around 5:30 a.m.