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Former Detained Dublin Port Based Bulk-Carrier Is Renamed

15th July 2013
Former Detained Dublin Port Based Bulk-Carrier Is Renamed

#RenamedBULKER– The former detained 19,354 tonnes bulk-carrier Clipper Faith which was sold last month for €4.5m as previously reported on has been renamed Island Mariner, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Under the directions of the Admiralty Marshall of the High Court the former Greek operated 181m bulk-carrier completed in 2008 at a Chinese shipyard was sold at public auction. can reveal the buyer of the Clipper Faith was to another Greek interest, Lynx Shipping Company.

Clipper Faith easily became the largest vessel ever to be sold in an Irish port following the arrest of the vessel in Dublin Port. The plight of her 19-strong Ukrainian crew who had not been paid wages dating back to late last year drew the attention of the authorities.

The 29,501dwt tonnes Clipper Faith had docked in early March after discharging a cargo of animal feed products loaded in New Orleans. Ever since her arrival of more than four months ago, the vessel has had to shift berths on several occasions so to free up quay space for other commercial traffic.

Currently the Island Mariner is moored alongside the Coal Quay on the south quays and in readiness for her departure under her new owners.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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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