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Saturday, 11/13/11 1:30PM
The M/V EDFU arrived safely in Tacoma shortly after 0300 Saturday morning.
The EDFU lost both of its anchors during a maneuver on the Columbia Bar on
Thursday, November 10th. Because sailing with no anchors is dangerous and the
recent history of this vessel, the US Coast Guard required that it be escorted
by tug boats from Astoria through the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Tacoma. While
in Tacoma, the vessel will be inspected by marine engineers, the US Coast Guard
and the Department of Ecology to identify the cause of propulsion problems,
obtain anchors, and assure that the ship may safely sail in State and US waters.
Friday, 11/11/11 9:00AM
The MV Edfu is being escorted with tugs Triton and Delta Lindsey and are northbound below Forks,
still doing 11 knots and staying 30 miles offshore. They are expected to enter
the Strait of Juan de Fuca by
1:00pm. They are estimated to arrive in Tacoma at 8:00 pm tonight.
Thursday, 11/10/11 9:50AM
OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology is coordinating with the U.S. Coast Guard
to escort a cargo vessel from Astoria to Port Angeles after it briefly lost
propulsion Thursday evening as it was crossing the Columbia River bar. The M/V
Edfu has since regained power and is heading west before it turns north up the
Date of Incident:
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