Coast Guard Helping Disabled Freighter Off Cape Cod

BOSTON (CBS) – The U.S. Coast Guard is helping a disabled 432-foot ocean freighter carrying nine people about 70 miles southeast of Cape Cod.

The vessel “Dintelborg” en route from the Netherlands to Willington, Virginia lost propulsion when a small fire broke out on the bridge. The fire was put out, but the ship is now adrift without power.

A Coast Guard aircraft is serving as a communications platform to relay messages from the ship to rescue coordinators on shore.

There are plans to tow the vessel to a port in Providence, Rhode Island.

None of the crew were injured.

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