General cargo vessel EMS MAJESTIC in trouble in English Canal
General cargo vessel EMS MAJESTIC in the evening Dec 6 reported leak in engine room, vessel was some 17 nm off Brighton UK in French traffic separation zone, under tow of tug THOR FRIGG. It is not clear what happened initially, EMS MAJESTIC was en route from Rotterdam to Saint-Malo France, sailing at a reduced speed shortly after leaving Rotterdam, since Dec 4, and was taken on tow by THOR FRIGG at around 2000 UTC Dec 6. THOR FRIGG is towing EMS MAJESTIC to Portsmouth, ETA morning Dec 7. French salvage ship ABEILLE LANGUEDOC is ready to assist, if required.