March 03, 2014 21:37 ET
Ships are making their journey back to Pearl Harbor
ESQUIMALT, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur remains under tow and is now approximately 220 nautical miles (407 kilometres) North East of Pearl Harbor.
Despite weather challenges these past two days, crews continue to work diligently during this towing operation. Weather conditions have improved over the past 24 hours and the vessels are currently moving at approximately 5 knots (9 kilometres per hour).
It is anticipated that USS Michael Murphy, which has been providing assistance to Protecteur up this point, is expected to detach from the scene and proceed back Pearl Harbor with family members and civilian contractors.
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