Ship Stranded in Ike Now Operational
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.