Coast Guard monitoring bulk carrier after it experienced a loss in propulsion

cg-D11SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is monitoring a 587-ft bulk carrier after the ship experienced loss of propulsion at 10:20 p.m., approximately five miles offshore from Daly City, Calif.

The Singapore-flagged bulk carrier, Ultra Lascar, lost propulsion while operating offshore inbound for the San Francisco Bay.

The vessel is currently anchored approximately three miles offshore from Daly City.

The vessel is awaiting the arrival of two assist tugs, which will meet a third tug prior to proceeding to an anchorage in San Francisco Bay.  The tugs are expected to arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

The vessel is carrying a cargo of salt, which is destined for delivery to the Port of Stockton.  The vessel also has approximately 161,000 gallons of fuel oil onboard, which is used as fuel for the engine.

The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Parks Service, and several state and local response agencies monitoring the situation.

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