The 200 meter long, 28100 dwt freighter Morning Cedar loaded with packaged timber became disabled off Tanaga Island, Alaska. The freighter’s rudder became stuck hard to starboard due to a hydraulic leak. The crew was unable to make repairs, but the vessel was able to maneuver away from the island by the combination of main propulsion and bow thrusters. Conditions are poor with winds up to 45 mph and waves up to 15 feet. The freighter contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched aircraft to the scene. The cutter Sherman was diverted to the scene as a precaution. The owner of the vessel is arranging to have a commerical tug to take the Morning Cedar under tow. No reports of injuries to any of the 23 crew on board.