General cargo vessel Myrte disabled after fire

Fire erupted in engine room of a general cargo vessel Myrte in the afternoon Oct 22 in North sea off Fair Island, halfway between Orkney and Shetland islands. Small fire was extinguished by crew, but vessel lost engine power. Sullom Voe tug Tystie took Myrte on tow and headed for Lerwick, Shetland. According to Shetland media, vessel is en route from Invergordon to Lerwick with cargo of construction materials. At 0230 UTC Oct 23 vessels were some 7 nm SE of Lerwick.

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