Dorset

Chemical tanker due to leave Weymouth Bay after fuel payment issue

A chemical tanker on its way to be scrapped in India is due to leave the Dorset coast after initially not being able to pay for fuel.

Global Star came into Portland to refuel but the captain had no means of paying, so it anchored in Weymouth Bay.

Portland Coastguard said it understood the issue had since been resolved and it was due to be refuelled on Friday.

Earlier, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said there were concerns a change in weather could drag it ashore.

It stressed there was no immediate danger but a counter pollution team in Southampton was monitoring the situation.

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