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Disabled Wan Hai containership towed to San Francisco Bay

The Wan Hai 176, which lost power on April 8 off  the coast of Point Reyes, California, has been towed to the San Francisco Bay, where it is waiting at anchor. After rough weather for a couple of days, conditions improved on Sunday to allow one of the tugs on site to pass tow lines to the ship’s crew. Four tugs then guided the ship to its anchorage location in the bay.

The US Coast Guard has ordered the ship to remain at anchor until its engines have been fixed and the ship has been inspected.

There have been no reports of injuries or pollution from the incident.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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