Essex lifeboats called to drifting container ship
Lifeboats have been called out to a container ship off the coast of Essex which had been reported to be drifting in a major shipping lane.
Lifeboats from Walton and Frinton, and the Harwich, were called out at about noon to the ANL Warringa.
It was reported to be drifting in the North Sea, 20 miles (32 km) off the Essex coast, in the key route between Hamburg and the East Coast ports.
The ship has managed to get an anchor down, not far from a wind turbine.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institute said one lifeboat would stay with the ship, while they waited for commercial tugs to pull the ship to port.
The vessel was on its way to Hamburg from Tilbury.