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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.


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