Edem ship hit in Libya

A Greek-controlled supramax bulker came under fire at the Libyan port of Derna this week.

The 56,500-dwt Iron Baron V (built 2014) was reportedly at the outer anchorage of the port.

Mary Glynou of management company Edem Marine confirmed that the ship's captain had seen smoke and evidence of some conflict ashore and was preparing to leave the anchorage when the ship was hit.

"The ship is alright.  There is no damage that could be considered to make it unseaworthy, nor have any of the crew been injured, they are all safe," said Glynou.

"The captain did not expect this to happen to merchant ships.  There were a lot of tankers close by," she added.

The Panama-flag ship is now waiting off Libya for instructions from charterers about which port to discharge its steel cargo, she said.

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