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Cargo ship resumes southbound journey after losing power off Haida Gwaii

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Cargo ship manages to restart engines

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A troubled cargo carrier travelling south along the British Columbia coast has managed to restart its engines after several hours adrift.

Transport Canada says the MV North Star is once again en route to Tacoma, Wash.

An electrical problem left it dead in the water, 45 nautical miles of the west coast of Haida Gwaii, on Tuesday morning.

A Canadian Coast Guard vessel and two tugs were heading toward the big ship late Tuesday, but were not required.

The North Star left port in Anchorage, Alaska, and was about halfway through its journey when it lost power.

According to Transport Canada, crew members managed to restart the engines at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.