Coast Guard monitoring disabled container ship near Vancouver Island, B.C.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsSEATTLE – The Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology are monitoring a partially disabled container ship near Vancouver Island, B.C., Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound reported the 678-foot container ship Horizon Tacoma was making way toward Anchorage, Alaska, when it lost propulsion approximately 11 miles west of Vancouver Island. The vessel anchored 11 miles offshore and effected temporary repairs, and is now underway to Puget Sound, Washington.

The tugs Garth Foss from Port Angeles, Wash., and Jeffrey Foss from Neah Bay, Wash., are underway to provide assistance into Puget Sound.

Coast Guard vessel inspectors and investigators from Sector Puget Sound will board the Horizon Tacoma to determine the cause of the loss of propulsion.

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