Tug aids powerless container ship near Neah Bay

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – Page updated at 09:46 AM

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The Associated Press

The Coast Guard says it took a rescue tug based at Neah Bay just 15 minutes to reach a container ship that lost power in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (FEW’-kuh).

Petty Officer Eric Chandler in Seattle says the tug Hunter responded at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 712-foot Horizon Tacoma that radioed for help about three miles north of Neah Bay.

The tug has the ship under tow and it’s expected to reach Tacoma Wednesday afternoon. The ship is coming from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

~ by fredfelleman on March 3, 2010.

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