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Cattle Ship ‘Express 1’ Reaches Libyan Port

28th February 2013
Cattle Ship ‘Express 1’ Reaches Libyan Port

#CattleShip – The recently renamed livestock-carrier Express 1 arrived today at the Libyan port of Misrata, having taken a 9 day voyage from Waterford, writes Jehan Ashmore.

As reported yesterday, the 7,087 tonnes vessel had been renamed while berthed in Waterford (Belview) port, having arrived as Al Mahmoud Express from the Mediterranean.

When loading the 2,900 cattle in Belview Terminal, they had arrived in trucks and were then transferred via a gangway and through the vessel's side loading door.

The trucks could not be driven on board via the former vehicle-carrier (built as the Autoline) which since conversion for the cattle trade, no longer has stern loading doors and outstretching ramp to quayside capability.

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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