MOL Prestige - twitter

MOL Prestige - twitter

Container ship adrift off B.C. coast

MOL Prestige adrift following engine fire

A container ship is adrift approximately 207 nautical miles Southwest of Haida Gwaii after a engine fire caused it to lose propulsion.

At 10:30 p.m. PST on Jan 31, the Victoria Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (VJRCC) was advised that The MOL Prestige — a 293-metre-long Singapore-flagged vessel — was in distress. VJRCC Lieutenant Tony Wright said the VJRCC dispatched a buffalo aircraft to the scene and that the Canadian Coast Guard ship, Sir Wilfrid Laurier is enroute and will arrive at midnight tonight.

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