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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crippled ship in North Pacific, APJ Suryavir, Now Under Own Power

For four days, the India flagged bulk carrier APJ Suryavir has been drifting in the the North Pacific fighting a fierce storm and being monitored by the U.S. Coast Guard. THe crew had contemplated abandoning ship. Now, as set out here, the ship has regained power and is heading for the U.S. coast:
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew flies over the 740-foot India-flagged bulk carrier APJ Suryavir in the North Pacific Ocean Dec. 20, 2009, as it battles inclement weather conditions of 30-foot seas and winds in excess of 60 mph.

The vessel’s crew reported Monday it fixed the engines and was able to continue its voyage to Portland, Ore., after nearly four days without sufficient engine power.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hans Solum.

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