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Simushir tied up in Prince Rupert

Drifting Russian vessel off Haida Gwaii towed to safety

The 400-foot Russian cargo vessel Simushir which had been without power and drifting dangerously close to the west coast of Haida Gwaii (as reported here on Saturday), raising the specter of a significant ecological catastrophe in the environmentally-sensitive archipelago, has been safely towed into the northern B.C. port of Prince Rupert, according to Canadian authorities. [...]

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Russian ship adrift off Canadian coast

If there is anything to give you a little perspective on sinking your 65′ powerboat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca right off the closest Coast Guard air station in the region, it’s considering the plight of 10 Russian sailors rolling their guts out in the north Pacific off Haida Gwaii with engines disabled [...]

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Coast Guard rescues one from hydro-bubble

This isn’t Pacific Northwest news, but it’s too weird not to pass along …. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man earlier this morning from a craft described as a “hydro pod bubble” 70 miles east of St. Augustine, Florida after the sole occupant activated his Personal Locator Beacon. The hydro pod bubble [...]

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