Disabled Russian container ship towed away from British Columbia coast

October 19, 2014 3:26 AM

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Disabled Russian container ship towed away from British Columbia coast

October 17, 2014: In this aerial photo provided by the Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific)

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

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