A Maersk Line containership has been left disabled in the Caribbean after she reportedly suffered a shipboard fire.

The DP2-rated anchor handler ALP Defender (built 2017) was reported to be due to rendezvous with the 1,810-teu Maersk Vilnius (built 2010) on Wednesday.

The Fort de France Maritime Rescue Coordination Center said it was put on alert about the fire aboard the vessel earlier this week.