Simushir Under Tow By Barbara Foss
SEATTLE, October 19, 2014 – Foss Maritime’s oceangoing tug, the Barbara Foss, is towing the Russian cargo vessel, Simushir, which lost power late Thursday night off the west coast of Haida Gwaii.
The Barbara Foss is currently travelling at 5.5 knots and is expected to arrive at the Port of Prince Rupert, BC with the Simushir in tow at approximately 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time tonight, where two assist tugs and a pilot will be on hand to help the ship dock.
“We’ve been working very closely with the Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center to successfully manage this situation,” said Gary Faber, Senior Vice President of Foss Maritime. “At this point, the ship is riding well behind the tug, and the weather and sea conditions are not posing concerns. We expect a steady and uneventful voyage to Prince Rupert.”