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Fifth U.S. sorghum vessel heads to Spain -Eikon data

PARIS, May 15 (Reuters) -

* The RB Eden vessel carrying 70,000 tonnes of U.S. sorghum
is
heading to the Spanish port of Cartagena, Thomson Reuters Eikon
ship-tracking data showed, in what will be a fifth cargo of U.S.
sorghum to be diverted from China to Spain.

* The ship had sailed towards the Spanish Canary Islands
after
turning around in the Indian Ocean. Having circled off the coast
of Tenerife, it changed destination late on Monday to Cartagena
in southern Spain, a regular import terminal for livestock feed
grain, Eikon data showed.

* Traders had been expecting the RB Eden to go on to
mainland
Spain, like four other U.S. sorghum cargoes bound for Tarragona
in northeast Spain, but the final destination had not yet been
confirmed.

* The RB Eden's cargo would bring the volume of U.S. sorghum
to
reach Spain to a little more than 300,000 tonnes.

* Exporters have been scrambling to divert hundreds of
thousands
of tonnes of U.S. sorghum bound for China after Beijing
announced hefty anti-dumping deposits on the grain in mid-April,
part of a simmering trade dispute between the world's two
largest economies.

(Reporting by Valerie Parent and Clement Rouget
Writing by Gus Trompiz
Editing by David Goodman
)

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