Signal lost from NTCL barge adrift in Arctic Ocean since last year
Barge was off Russia's coast in March
The U.S. Coast Guard says it's no longer tracking a Canadian barge that went adrift in the Beaufort Sea last year, after a GPS beacon dropped on board last fall stopped transmitting.
As it drifted west in the fall, along Alaska's coast, it eventually became trapped in ice. The U.S. Coast Guard dropped the GPS beacon on the barge to help track it.
In March, the locator beacon indicated the barge was off Russia's Siberian coast, but the U.S. Coast Guard said the signal was getting weak. The beacon stopped transmitting in May.
NTCL had said it intended to retrieve the barge this month.
The company has not returned calls from CBC News for comment.