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28thNovember2013

Aressa berths

mv ARESSA berthed at YELLAND this afternoon at 1410 hrs. The Russian master had previously brought the Russa - a sister ship to load logs.

The calm conditions helped him make his arrival for this afternoon's tide. After a draught survey was completed at about 1515 hrs loading was due to commence and will go on until this evening, and again tomorrow morning and during the day. She will load 2100 or so tonnes. She is bound for Luebeck in the German Baltic.

The ship is port side to, and the jetty has a huge stack of logs (1000 tonnes?) ready to be loaded onboard. The remainder will be brought from the nearby yard.

The Captain says that he delivered sawn timber from the Baltic to Warren Point N. Ireland, only to return wih timber to the Baltic for sawing! He came across the North Sea via the Pentland Firth down through the Western Isles and down the Irish Sea.

She will complete loading sometime tomorrow and lash her cargo sailing at 0300 hrs on Saturday morning.

She is twin screw, with bow thruster and has a speed of about 9.5 knots. Her bridge and separate chartroom is well designed and well insulated for cold climates.

Aressa Yelland Nov13
Norman Hardakers photo of the ARESSA at Yelland jetty