The 400' Russian freighter, Simushir, enroute from Washington State to Russia lost all power yesterday in a gale and is adrift, again, off the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) southwest coast.
The sorry saga so far;
Simushir, fuel-laden Russian cargo ship, adrift off Haida Gwaii after tow lines part - British Columbia - CBC News
Not a very comforting scene being played out as Canada contemplates 364 supertankers a year over 1,100' long exporting diluted bitumen from Kitimat, through these same waters. It is a U.S. tug enroute (over 20 hours and still not on scene) and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter waiting in Sandspit to evacuate ships crew if need be.
Hardly the "world class" response capabilities being fed to us by Ottawa...