Norwegian registered, 60,800 GRT, 243mt M/T Gerrita, in ballast with 21 crew --
lost engine power due to mechanical breakdown --
drifting 80 miles NW of North end of Shetland -- no immediate danger -
Shetland Coastguard continues to monitor the situation carefully.
112,046dwt M/T Gerrita, Caribbean for Murmansk, Russia lost power Feb. 19.
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency sent
emergency response vessel M/V Anglian Sovereign to the tanker,
which was about 70 NM north-west of Shetlands in winds of F7-8 and waves of 5-10m.
M/V Anglian Sovereign reached the disabled NIS-registered tanker at 1015 Feb. 20 --
3 harbor tugs assisting tanker to berth.