Friday 20 th March 2015

Marley sails.

mv MARLEY has sailed with her crew of 6 to CASTELLON in SPAIN. Her passage time is 7 days and her Master thinks that she may take a return cargo of steel pipes from ALGECIRAS, Spain.

The ship had a loaded draught of 4.95m maximum aft and had 2730 tonnes of best North Devon Ball clay aboard. when she came afloat she required no trimming to make her on an even keel.

Sea conditions were calm with a low swell, good visibility and daylight conditions.

Mike Pryer the TDC crane driver who loaded all of the cargo, will commence cleaning of the quay first thing in the morning.

Marley passing under Torridge Bridge outbound Norman Hardaker