London, Feb 11 -- Following received from Coast Guard Boston, timed 1510, UTC:
Liquid Natural Gas Carrier Catalunya Spirit
(90835 gt, built 2003) (from Point Fortin), bound Boston, fully loaded
with liquid natural gas, has been disabled about 30 miles east of Cape
Cod, Mass, in lat 42 10N, long 69 28W, since 1100, UTC, today.
The nature of the problem is that the vessel's computer systems are failing
to connect with its engines.
The crew are attempting to rectify the situation
but assistance may be required if they are unsuccessful and
some Coast Guard cutters are already proceeding.