The MOL Prestige pictured in the port. of Vancouver. Photo coutesey of twitter user: @GCT_Can

The MOL Prestige pictured in the Port of Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Twitter user: @GCT_Can

A helicopter from 442 squadron in Comox has been sent to medivac two injured crew, onboard a container ship adrift near the B.C. coast.

The vessel is the Singapore-flagged container ship MOL Prestige.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says they believe an engine fire disabled the ship, injuring five people onboard.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier is en route and should arrive around midnight to also assist.

A tug is coming from Neah Bay in Washington State,  and will bring the ship back to a port.

As the vessel is very far out, JRCC does not believe it will run aground.

 

The location of the adrift container ship. Photo courtesy of Google

The location of the adrift container ship. Photo courtesy of Google

 

 

 

Julian Kolsut