The fishing vessel Steve C became disabled while off Clatsop Spit, Oregon with some 22 tons of fish on board. The fishing vessel had lost steering and contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard dispatched a lifeboat from Station Cape Disappointment which proceeded in heavy swells to the scene. The lifeboat was able to secure a towline to the Steve C and proceeded back to Cape Disappointment. Both vessels were able to sucessfully cross over the Columbia River bar through 14 to 18 foot swells. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.