The Shin Onoe cargo ship has left Unalaska ahead of schedule, and without incident. Coast Guard Lt. Jim Fothergill says the vessel passed its sea trials and a Coast Guard inspection, and left Summer Bay around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Fothergill says this morning’s rough weather didn’t affect the Shin Onoe at its anchorage. The 1000-foot vessel spent two days in Summer Bay getting its turbocharger fixed after losing propulsion on the Great Circle shipping route.
The Shin Onoe was originally bound for Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to pick up a load of cargo, but Fothergill says he isn’t sure where the vessel is headed now.