Navy cargo ship towed into Port Angeles Harbor after losing power in Strait – PDN

Just the other day a friend was trying to tell me that the emergency tug was no longer being funded out in Neah Bay. It appears he was wrong. Even so, to be adrift for two hours, especially if it it happened in 30 knot winds and incoming tide, could have been a disaster.

A Navy Military Sealift Command cargo ship was towed into Port Angeles on Saturday after it lost power overnight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The 685-foot Cape Intrepid was undergoing sea trials after a long period docked in Tacoma when it lost power about 2:30 a.m. Saturday north of Clallam Bay in Canadian waters, according to the Coast Guard. Clallam Bay is 50 miles west of Port Angeles. Coast Guard Lt. Ben Weber said the Cape Intrepid drifted about two miles before the emergency tug Jeffrey Foss reached it approximately two hours later. (Peninsula Daily News)

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