Containership disabled after fire, towed back to Los Angeles


(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — The U.S. Coast Guard reported a fire aboard the containership President Eisenhower on Wednesday off the coast of Santa Barbara, with the ship later under tow to port after the flames were extinguished.

The 965-foot ship was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco when the fire started, reportedly in the engine room.  The ship was briefly disabled and adrift until it was taken under tow by two tugs, Shirley C. and Teresa Brusco, for the transit back to Los Angeles. No injuries were reported.

Tracking information listed the ship as moored Friday afternoon at the Port of Los Angeles.

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By Professional Mariner Staff