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US Navy Cargo Ship Drifts Powerless

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 13, 2015

 The U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command cargo ship Cape Intrepid lost power and drifted in the Strait of Juan de Fuca for about 3 miles before a tug intervened to take control of the vessel on Saturday.

 
The 685-foot Navy-contracted cargo was undergoing sea trials after a long period docked in Tacoma when it lost power about 2:30 a.m. Saturday north of Clallam Bay. Coast Guard Lt. Ben Weber says it drifted about 3 ½ miles before the emergency tug Jeffrey Foss reached it approximately two hours later.
 
The tug Jeffrey Foss has taken the vessel to Port Angeles in Washington for repairs. Cape Intrepid is operated by Military Sealift Command, Tacoma. It left Tacoma on Friday for sea trials. 
 
It wasn't immediately clear why it lost power or how long repairs might take.
 
The Cape Intrepid is operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command out of Tacoma. It left Tacoma Friday afternoon for what had been expected to be a few days of sea trials.
 

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