Halifax Herald News. By Frances Willick, Staff reporter.
The Tall Ship Silva was towed to the Halifax waterfront after it lost power near York Redoubt on Wednesday afternoon.
Fifty-one people were on board when the ship lost power and began to drift toward shore. Crew called for assistance at about 3:30 p.m., said Capt. Peter Ryan of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre.
A Canadian Coast Guard rescue craft, two other coast guard vessels and a Cormorant helicopter were initially dispatched, but only one coast guard vessel was on scene after a tug arrived.
Jeff Farwell, the president of Murphy’s, which operates the Silva, said air in the fuel lines was to blame for the hiccup.
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