Monday 3rd March 2014

SYLVE sails

mv SYLVE has sailed from YELLAND JETTY at 1915 hours with her cargo of approx 2250 tonnes of Spruce logs for WISMAR, German Baltic.

Her stability was excellent. Departure from the jetty was slightly complicated by a fresh onshore wind. The ship was eventually swung to port aided by her flap rudder and putting her engine ahead to aid the swing.

Departure from the ship for the Pilot was rough.

Her Master says that the passage will take 4 days through the Kiel canal which is more economic with the price of fuel as it is. He has been on the same ship for 4 years (with regular leave.)