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#RenamedBULKER– The former detained 19,354 tonnes bulk-carrier Clipper Faith which was sold last month for €4.5m as previously reported on Afloat.ie 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. Afloat.ie 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.

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#ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar confirmed a successful Irish Presidency trilogue which dealt with the Maritime Labour Package.

Celtic Link Ferries recorded an increase in both passenger and vehicle traffic for the month of May compared to same period in 2012.

A new ferry route linking Campeltown on the Mull of Kintyre peninsula and Ardrossan on the Firth of Clyde via the Isle of Aran began operations, the first new service for nearly 20 years by CalMac in the region.

Irish based shipping companies (340 vessels) in 2012 experienced a challenging year in operations both with domestic and international, according to the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

Celebrating this month is the 40th anniversary of Irish Continental Line's Ireland-France route served by Saint Patrick, the service's successor is operated by Irish Ferries.

Cork based Ardmore Shipping's newly launched 49,999dwt tanker Ardmore Seaventure built by SPP Shipbuilding in Korea, was immediately delivered to Cargill on a 12 month time charter arrangement.

Ireland's first custom-built cruise terminal costing £7m is planned for Belfast Harbour, the new facility will be able to handle the next generation ships which carry over 4,500 passengers and crew.

The seized bulk-carrier Clipper Faith (1998/19,354grt) has been sold at auction for €4.8m to Greek owners.

 

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#SoldShip – The Belize flagged bulk-carrier Clipper Faith (1998/19,354grt) seized in Dublin Port in March as previously reported on Afloat.ie has been sold at auction for €4.8m reports RTE News.

The crew who had not been paid since December 2012, were paid off and repatriated to their native Ukraine last month following intervention by the International Transport Workers' Federation.

The Clipper Faith was sold to a Greek shipping company. The sale price will now be given to the Admiralty Marshall for distribution to creditors who include Dublin Port and the Amsterdam Trade Bank.

 

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Clipper Faith, the cargo vessel at the centre of a High Court proceedings earlier this month is to go for public auction by direction of Admiralty Marshall one of the largest vessels directed to be sold this way in recent years.

The auction will be held at 12.00 noon on Friday, 14th June 2013 at the Clarion Hotel, IFSC Centre, North Wall, Dublin 1.

Earlier this month a High Court judge expressed concern for the crew of the Belize registered 19,000 tonnes cargo ship detained in Dublin Port since last March and who have not been paid since late last year.

Further details, photographs & conditions of sale from auctioneer Dominic Daly is below and downloadable MS word file below.

PUBLIC AUCTION
(if not previously sold)

BY DIRECTION ADMIRALTY MARSHALL
THE HIGH COURT
DUBLIN, IRELAND.
M.V. CLIPPER FAITH

IMO No 9149677. Registered Belize City.
Built 1998, China. Bulk Carrier.
L.O.A. 181.00m. B 26.00m. D 14.40m
GRT 19,354. NET 9,614.
Engines Man B&W, 5S50MC, MCR-6400KW, MSR-5760KW

Auction: 12.00 noon on Friday, 14th June 2013
At the Clarion Hotel, IFSC Centre, North Wall, Dublin 1, Ireland.
The vessel is offered For Sale AS SEEN AS IS at Dublin Port.

Further Details, Photographs & Conditions Of Sale from:
DOMINIC J. DALY, AUCTIONEER
PEMBROKE HOUSE, PEMBROKE STREET, CORK, IRELAND.
Tel: (353) 21 4277399 or mobile: (353) 87 2550486
Email: [email protected]

Full advert on the Commercial section of the Afloat Boats for Sale website

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#DetainedCargoship – The detained Belize-flagged 19,000 tonnes cargo-bulker, Clipper Faith, previously reported on Afloat.ie, had to shift berths in Dublin port today so in order to accommodate a cruiseship, writes Jehan Ashmore.

In place of the Clipper Faith is the French flagged cruiseship Le Boreal, which is berthed near the East-Link toll-lift bridge along the North Wall Quay extension, the site of the proposed new dedicated cruise terminal which forms part of the Dublin Port masterplan.

Clipper Faith subsequently shifted berths downriver to the channel fairway and docked at the ESB jetty, where the bulker had originally berthed alongside more than two months ago.

 

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#DetainedBulker- A High Court judge has expressed concern for the crew of a Belize registered 19,000 tonnes cargo ship detained in Dublin Port since last March and who have not been paid since late last year.

The 17 crew, represented by the International Transport Workers Federation, had brought proceedings against the owner of the MV Clipper Faith for unpaid wages of approximately $320,000.

The ship's owner, the Liberian-registered Afternoon Maritime, said it lacked funds to pay the crew, who are largely from Russia and Ukraine. For more on this story, The Irish Times has a report.

 

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RORC Fastnet Race

This race is both a blue riband international yachting fixture and a biennial offshore pilgrimage that attracts crews from all walks of life:- from aspiring sailors to professional crews; all ages and all professions. Some are racing for charity, others for a personal challenge.

For the world's top professional sailors, it is a 'must-do' race. For some, it will be their first-ever race, and for others, something they have competed in for over 50 years! The race attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet – and everything in between.

The testing course passes eight famous landmarks along the route: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater (now Cherbourg for 2021 and 2023). After the start in Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish for 2021 is in Cherbourg via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland.

  • The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast-moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions
  • Flawless decision-making, determination and total commitment are the essential requirements. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course
  • The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
  • Once sailors reach the Fastnet Rock, they are well over halfway to the finish in Cherbourg.

Fastnet Race - FAQs

The 49th edition of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, UK on Sunday 8th August 2021.

The next two editions of the race in 2021 and 2023 will finish in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin at the head of the Normandy peninsula, France

Over 300. A record fleet is once again anticipated for the world's largest offshore yacht race.

The international fleet attracts both enthusiastic amateur, the seasoned offshore racer, as well as out-and-out professionals from all corners of the world.

Boats of all shapes, sizes and age take part in this historic race, from 9m-34m (30-110ft) – and everything in between.

The Fastnet Race multihull course record is: 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes and 26 seconds (2019, Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Franck Cammas / Charles Caudrelier)

The Fastnet Race monohull course record is: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing).

David and Peter Askew's American VO70 Wizard won the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, claiming the Fastnet Challenge Cup for 1st in IRC Overall.

Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001.

The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result.

The winner of the first Fastnet Race was the former pilot cutter Jolie Brise, a boat that is still sailing today.

Cork sailor Henry P F Donegan (1870-1940), who gave his total support for the Fastnet Race from its inception in 1925 and competed in the inaugural race in his 43ft cutter Gull from Cork.

Ireland has won the Fastnet Race twice. In 1987 the Dubois 40 Irish Independent won the Fastnet Race overall for the first time and then in 2007 – all of twenty years after Irish Independent’s win – Ireland secured the overall win again this time thanks to Ger O’Rourke’s Cookson 50 Chieftain from the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland in Kilrush.

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Fastnet Race 2023 Date

The 2023 50th Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday, 22nd July 2023

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At A Glance – Fastnet Race

  • The world's largest offshore yacht race
  • The biennial race is 695 nautical miles - Cowes, Fastnet Rock, Cherbourg
  • A fleet of over 400 yachts regularly will take part
  • The international fleet is made up of over 26 countries
  • Multihull course record: 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (2011, Banque Populaire V)
  • Monohull course record: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi)
  • Largest IRC Rated boat is the 100ft (30.48m) Scallywag 100 (HKG)
  • Some of the Smallest boats in the fleet are 30 footers
  • Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001
  • The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result.

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