The 88 meter long cargo vessel Amadeus Amethist became disabled in the English Channel near Fécamp, France. The Amadeus Amethist was headed to Fécamp from Antwerp in ballast when it suffered engine failure in rough seas. The crew dropped anchor and requested assistance. Tugs were dispatched to assist as the cargo vessel was being pushed by the strong winds and heavy seas. As the risk of the vessel going ashore increased, a helicopter was dispatched to the scene. The helicopter lowered personnel to the Amadeus Amethist and was able to assist in restarting the engine. The vessel proceed into port a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.