UPDATE: Monday- Barbara Foss Tows Disabled Freighter To Safety


Today’s report has the Barbara Foss at the scene, and is towing the disabled freighter to Prince Rupert. Interesting that it would take a US tug to save Canada from not having appropriate tugs available.

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older reports.

Latest report is that the tow line has detached, but the ship is now 24 nautical miles off the coast and a tug should arrive before dawn on Sunday. The Coast Guard is also trying to re-attach the line. Here’s the AP story, as picked up by the Miami Herald.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article2974301.html

 

EARLIER FEEDS:

While not out of the woods yet, at least the Canadian Coast Guard have put a tow line on the drifting freighter 9 miles off the Haida Gwaii, otherwise known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. They are awaiting tugs to come and try and get this under control. Here’s the Vancouver Sun story complete with photos from the Canadian Coast Guard as of this moment. It’s worth mentioning that freighters are not required to be double hulled vessels, as tankers are.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Russian+container+ship+full+diesel+adrift+Haida+Gwaii/10299159/story.html

OLD MASSETT, HAIDA GWAII — Members of British Columbia’s Haida Nation are breathing a little easier, hoping they have avoided an environmental “catastrophe,” now that a Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel is under tow.

The Canadian Forces’ joint rescue co-ordination centre in Victoria reported the Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia.

 

If you have a subscription to satellite tracking of ships you can follow it from a link off of here.
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/7511993/vessel:BARBARA_FOSS

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