Cargo ship conks out after losing power


A cargo ship bringing salt to the Port of Stockton lost propulsion Thursday night, and is currently anchored roughly three miles offshore from Daly City, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Singapore flagged, 587-foot dry bulk carrier lost power five miles offshore at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, and had dropped anchor as of 1:45 p.m.

today with roughly 161,000 gallons of fuel on board.

Around 4:15 p.m. today the crew was waiting for tugboats to tow the ship to an anchorage in San Francisco Bay, according to the Coast Guard.

The incident is also being monitored by state and local agencies, as well as the National Parks Service, Coast Guard officials said.

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