THE Russian bulk carrier Kuzma Minin has been sold on orders from the Admiralty Marshall through London brokers CW Kellock to undisclosed owners.

The Admiralty Court deals with shipping and maritime disputes including collision, salvage, carriage of cargo, limitation and mortgage disputes.

The Admiralty Marshal is a member of the court staff who works under the direction of the Admiralty Registrar and the Admiralty Judge.

The Admiralty Marshal deals with ship arrests and the release of ships from arrest.

The Court can arrest vessels and cargoes and sell them within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

The ship was at the centre of a major salvage operation last December following her ignominious stranding off Gyllyngvase beach after dragging anchor in gale force winds. The Maritime Coastguard Agency then detained the ship for having many defects.

The Kuzma Minin’s crew was repatriated a week ago with A&P Falmouth personnel now maintaining a daily watch on the ship, which is moored to the number five casualty reception buoy in the Cross Roads.

It is understood that the ship will probably come alongside the docks in the near future for a further inspection and repair work.