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Cargo vessel experiencing engine issues

It is understood that a cargo ship has been experiencing engine problems in waters off Orkney.

Orkney Islands Council has said it is aware that the Panama-registered Beata, which currently in the south-west of the Pentland Firth, close to the coast of Caithness near Dounreay has been experiencing engine issues.

When contacted for comment by The Orcadian, this afternoon, Tuesday, a spokesman from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said that it had not logged an incident relating to the vessel in question.

There are no further details at this time.

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