Clue: It may be from a pen or found in a pen.
(Could be 'story' but cannot uderstand the found in a pen?)
Clue: vessel in dock.
Clue: Teased and made cracks.
(could be chipped or chapped I suppose but have not heard of this for the 'teased' part of the clue)
(Could be 'basin' what do you think?)