Cape Intrepid entering Port Angeles Harbor on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Cape Intrepid entering Port Angeles Harbor on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Navy cargo ship towed into Port Angeles Harbor after losing power in Strait

  • Peninsula Daily News and Associated Press
  • Monday, April 13, 2015 1:16am
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Peninsula Daily News

and Associated Press

PORT ANGELES — A Navy Military Sealift Command cargo ship was towed into Port Angeles on Saturday after it lost power overnight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The 685-foot Cape Intrepid was undergoing sea trials after a long period docked in Tacoma when it lost power about 2:30 a.m. Saturday north of Clallam Bay in Canadian waters, according to the Coast Guard. Clallam Bay is 50 miles west of Port Angeles.

Coast Guard Lt. Ben Weber said the Cape Intrepid drifted about two miles before the emergency tug Jeffrey Foss reached it approximately two hours later.

The Jeffrey Foss, escorted by another tug, Millenium Falcon out of Anacortes, pulled the ship into Port Angeles Harbor to undergo repairs.

It wasn’t immediately clear why it lost power or how long repairs might take.

The vessel was still anchored in the harbor on Monday.

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