No-go order issued before ship’s stranding

A WARNING to the Pasha Bulker that the ship needed to speed up its operations has emerged as a possible reason the ship ran aground in Newcastle two months ago.

The Pasha Bulker was one of 50 ships warned two weeks before it ran aground off Newcastle that it would no longer be allowed to load coal because of delays in its operations – some of which related to how long the ship took to unload ballast.