Disabled ship drifting toward Aleutians

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A disabled, crewless ship loaded with nearly 5,000 autos has crossed into U.S. waters, drifting Friday toward Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

The Cougar Ace was still listing sideways as it floated in choppy seas about 150 miles south of Atka Island, the Coast Guard said. The 654-foot car carrier has zigzagged 120 miles since it tilted sharply Sunday night, Petty Officer Richard Reichenbach said. Its crew was rescued 24 hours later.

The Coast Guard cutter Rush was tracking the ship as it slowly moved northeast.