10/17/2014 01:20 EDT | Updated 12/17/2014 05:59 EST

Bunker oil laden container ship adrift off coast of Haida Gwaii

A 135-metre container ship laden with bunker and diesel fuel is adrift off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, the Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria is reporting.

The Council of Haida Nations has issued an emergency alert. They're reporting the vessel lost power around 1:30 a..m PT and is adrift in bad weather 19 km west of Gowgaia Bay.

The ship is reportedly carrying 500 metric tonnes of bunker fuel and 60 metric tonnes of diesel. 

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