Ships In Port

Overseas Yellowstone
May 9, 2009, 9:28 am
Filed under: Ships

The Overseas Yellowstone is currently in port and unlike the ship that was here yesterday she’s a bit of a celebrity. Built in 2009 and owned by Overseas Shipping Group, the Overseas Yellowstone is a 114,000 dwt Aframax that rescued some “eco-sailors” last week who were in over their heads. According to the BBC:

The team, which left Mount Batten Marina in Plymouth on 19 April in a boat named the Fleur, aimed to rely on sail, solar and man power on a 580-mile (933km/h) journey to and from the highest point of the Greenland ice cap…The crew were 400 miles (644km) off the west coast of Ireland when they sent a mayday to Falmouth coastguards who co-ordinated the rescue with Irish coastguards.

The sailors are set to fly home to the UK from Portland.


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