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Warm welcome for Manx ship in Japan

A Manx ship has been feted in a Japanese port after becoming the first vessel to dock there following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The MV Emily Manx, owned by Douglas-based shipping magnate Lars Ugland, dropped off 24,000 tonnes of coal to the Nippon Paper Group in Ishinomaki.

Managers from the company greeted her at the quayside and presented her master with a bottle of sake to mark the occasion.

Mr Ugland says the ship was chartered by another firm to make the delivery and the voyage had initially presented some worries:

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