US ro-ro cargo ship NORTHSTAR disabled, drifting off British Columbia coast

Ro-ro cargo vessel NORTHSTAR suffered electric failure and lost propulsion at around at about 10 a.m. PT (UTC-8) Nov 24, 50 nautical miles off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, western North Pacific. Vessel is drifting towards Haida Gwaii, crew trying to fix the problem, Prince Rupert-based tug and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Gordon Reid (ETA 0400 LT Nov25) are sent to troubled freighter, as is another tug from Neah Bay, Wash.

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