The Contractor gave the disclosure via his twitter handle.
He said that British Armed Coast Guards on Helicopters hovered over the vessel till it started moving again.
BREAKING TIMES however through further reports gathered learnt that the Nave Andromeda, a Liberian registered vessel weighing more than 42,000 tons, was due to dock in Southampton.
A restriction zone of five nautical miles around the vessel is now in place.
A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “We are dealing with an ongoing incident on a vessel located south of the Isle of Wight.”
“If we are in a position to do so, we will have more updates.”
At approximately 9:00 am today (Sunday), a Mayday distress signal was sent out.
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