The ship had a dwt of about 18000 dwt with only 5000 t of cargo on-board.
So she was quite light.
The area where she was anchored, Dale Roads, is semi-protected
inside the mouth of Milford Haven.
It is very unlikely that an 18000 dwt ship came all the way from Sicily
with only 5000 t of cargo on-board.
She must have been part-discharged.
Why did she interrupt her discharge
and leave the fully protected terminal further up the Haven?
How much did he ballast down?
Was he limited by the depth where he chose to stay?
To go to sea in a gale would require ballasting down.
and delay resuming discharge, but staying
where he did left him no room for maneuver
if he dragged. What was the thinking?
Once he dragged in light condition with a single screw ship,
he was nearly helpless.
Why did they not move out to sea?
There must be an investigation report,
but CTX cannot find it.