Boxship loses power, drifts close to Florida reef

(MIAMI) — A containership lost power Tuesday and drifted to within about 150 feet of a reef before dropping anchor, reported. The 458-foot Deneb J was underway in the Florida Straits when it lost propulsion at about 1630 hours near Duck Key. A tugboat pulling a large barge near Key West was diverted to the scene and towed the containership to Miami.

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By Professional Mariner Staff