Ship Stranded in Ike Now Operational

Monday, September 15, 2008

The disabled freighter that was stranded 100 miles off the coast of during Hurricane Ike is now operating under its own power.
The 484-ft. Antalina was was forced to ride out the storm after it broke down in the , and its 22 crewmembers made it safely through the hurricane.
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Decker said Sunday that the Antalina, a Cyprus-flagged cargo freighter, had power but was still being escorted by tugboats.
Darrell Wilson, a spokesman for Greece-based TEO Shipping, which owns the ship, said the Antalina will drop anchor somewhere off the coast and offload its cargo of petroleum coke.
Source:  Chronicle

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