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Boston Express in Trouble, In the Pacific

The Hapag Lloyd Container ship, and Halifax Regular, Boston Express is reported to under tow by the tug Koyo Maru.

The Vessel was en route to Takoma, got disabled south of Aleutian Islands on Dec 9 – the cause of the trouble is unknown. Salvage tug Koyo Maru was contracted for salvage or for towage, reached distressed vessel and took her on tow on Dec 15, most probably to tow back to Japan. Boston Express left Tokyo on Nov 26 bound for Takoma

 Boston Express works on Pacific Atlantic Express Service – and has been a regular caller in Halifax, Most recently as Boston Express, but prior as Essen Express. She was renamed to free the Essen Express name for a newer larger Container ship.

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