Disable Freighter Running Under Own Power

JUNEAU, Alaska – A disabled freighter in the Bering Sea, that had called for assistance from the Coast Guard, regained power early this morning.

The Mathawee Naree, a Thai flagged 554-foot freighter, had been disabled for over 24 hours before regaining power.

The Juneau Coast Guard Command Center is keeping a 2-hour communication schedule with the Mathawee Naree in order to monitor the continuing operation of the freighter. The freighter is continuing on to its original destination.

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