Pine Galaxy expected to arrive in San Francisco Wednesday

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SAN FRANCISCO — The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy is expected to arrive in San Francisco Wednesday morning.

The ship is being towed by commercial tug to San Francisco Bay. It will be met by additional tugs to ensure increased control of the ship is maintained during the transit inside the Port of San Francisco.

The ship experienced a fire in the machinery shop, located in the engine room, as the ship was traveling to its next port of call. The fire occurred earlier this month. It resulted in the death of one crewmember and left the ship without power or propulsion. There are no reports of damage to the ship’s cargo tanks, fuel tanks or hull.

The Coast Guard has formed a joint agency team with the ship’s owners to ensure the vessel safely transits through San Francisco Bay.

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