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BERTH PLAN THWARTED

Strong winds thwarted hopes of berthing the mammoth vessel Bonga at its purposebuilt berth on the Tyne over the weekend. The gargantuan 300,000 tonne, 300m long vessel - the largest ever to ply the Tyne - was due to arrive on Saturday, ahead of a £300M refit. Arrival was to coincide with neap tides when the difference between high and low water levels is lowest, minimising tidal currents. Port of Tyne officials said that weather conditions had been suitable until last Friday with ...

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