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Department of Agriculture Urged to Revoke Licence of Irish-Libyan Livestock-Carrier

28th February 2014
Department of Agriculture Urged to Revoke Licence of Irish-Libyan Livestock-Carrier

#CattleCarrier- Express I, the first serving Irish-Libyan livestock-carrier for nearly two decades as previously reported on Afloat.ie a year ago, is currently detained by the UK's Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), leading to calls to the Department of Agriculture to revoke the licence of the 7,089 tonnes vessel.

According to yesterday's Irish Times, the ship had been detained by the MCA in Cornwall for safety reasons after its engine failed earlier this month.

Express 1 was bound for Ireland from Germany when it got into difficulty during a gale off the Cornish coast and it was towed into the port of Fowey. For more about this story click here.

 

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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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