Canada's Coast Guard Secures Detached Russian Oil Ship

October 19, 2014 4:51 AM

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A large tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship along British Columbia's coast after it detached earlier Saturday, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill.

Lt. Paul Pendergast of the Canadian Forces' Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center said the Barbara Foss arrived Saturday evening and the tow of the Simushir was going well.

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