The 367 meter long, 116100 dwt container ship Mathilde Maersk suffered a fire in the Suez Canal. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and was quickly extinguished by the crew. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The fire disabled the container ship and a tug took the Mathilde Maersk under tow to the Great Bitter Lake. There the vessel is at anchorage while the crew make repairs. The Mathilde Maersk was headed to Algeciras, Spain from Malaysia. The cause of the fire was not reported.