British Columbia

Huge cargo ship drifting off Haida Gwaii out of danger

MV North Star lost power to both engines Monday while sailing from Ancorage, Alaska to Tacoma, Washington.

MV North Star under power again after an electrical issue caused both engines to shut down Tuesday

The MV North Star is no longer adrift off Haida Gqaii after restoring power to its engines. (DFO Pacific)

A disabled cargo ship that was drifting off the west coast of Haida Gwaii no longer needs to be rescued.

A spokesperson from the US Coast Guard has confirmed to CBC that the MV North Star has managed to restart its engines after fixing an electrical issue. 

The North Star lost power yesterday morning and was drifting 50 nautical miles off the coast. It was sailing from Anchorage, Alaska to Tacoma, Washington.

A tug boat out of Prince Rupert and a Canadian Coast Guard vessel had been en route to assist the large ship, which has 27 crew members aboard.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.