In Port – Bideford Quay.
Marley – (ex- Disburg 1995, Annleng ’96, Ardesco ’08) : built 1995 : flag Antwerp, Belgium : owners Belgian: crew Ukrainian & Russian : from Newport to Castellon : arrived 19.3, sailed 20.3 : loaded 2,730 tons ball clay.
(I understand from Capt Hoad the children of Tawstock School visited the Quay area and saw the loading ; they enjoyed the day, according to their teacher Jayne).
Trinity House vessel Mair alongside Bideford Quay 9.3 for work on their equipment on the Torridge Bridge and also at Barnstaple.
In Port – Yelland Quay.
Welsh Piper at Yelland 6.4.
Vessel Roseburg due to load timber between 16/21st April (Spring tide period).
Aberdeen - (ex- Stortebeker 2009, Wilson Aberdeen ’14) : built 2009 : flag Valletta, Malta : owners German : crew Russian & Ukrainian : from Glensanda to Briton Ferry : arrived 8.4, sailed 9.4 : discharged 3,500 tons chippings.
Kaie – (ex- Eversmeer 2005, Cady ’97, Skagen ’93) : built 1990 : flag Valletta, Malta : owners Estonian : crew Russian & Ukrainian : from Glensanda to Antwerp : arrived 8.4, sailed 8.4 : discharged 4,012 tons chippings.
Activity at Appledore.
The Irish Patrol vessel Le James Joyce unfortunately did not sail until the Spring HW period 16/21 April for her home port of Cork, due to problems with the propellers.
Tug Strathdon with barge Ur 96 (Owners Uglands) arrived at the shipyard on the 24.3 to load components of the second aircraft carrier HMS Prince Charles being constructed at Rosyth. The barge came out of the building shed on the 2.4, but could not sail due to swell in the bay . She finally departed on the 4.4, approx 18.30, with a large crowd on Appledore seafront to see her depart ; according to her AIS tracking she was proceeding north via the Pentland Firth and arrived off Rosyth 6.6 days after leaving Appledore.
Arco Dart at Appledore 19.3, 20.3, 21.3.
Bristol Channel Observations.
21.3 at 15.02 cargo vessel Albiz, 5,750 tons d.w, owners Muruera Naviera Spain, outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 08.21. At 16.02 cargo vessel Merel V 3200 tons d.w, owners Veltman H Netherlands, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 08.11. At 18.00 cargo vessel Iryda 34946 tons d.w, owners Iryda Shipping Poland, inward bound for Portbury.
22.3 at 13.51 cargo vessel Nicole C, 5,000 tons d.w, owners Carisbrooke Shipping Cowes I.O.W., inward bound for Avonmouth. At.15.06 Vehicle carrier Venus Spirit, 13,951 tons d.w, inward bound for Portbury.
23.3 at 16.20 cargo vessel Fri Karmsund, 5,935 tons d.w, owners Fri Karmsund AS Norway, outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 10.50.
27.3 at 1703 hrs vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.
28.3 at 09.31 vehicle carrier Autopride, 4,442 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carriers Norway I, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 01.32.
30.3 at 11.33 cargo vessel Scot Isle, 3,154 tons d.w, owners Scot Line ltd U.K, inward bound for Newport.
31.3 at 10.47 chemical tanker Stolt Greenshank, 4,350 tons, owners Brovig Stainless AS Rotterdam, inward bound for Barry.
1.4 at 12.35 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterrano, 18,427 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.50 cargo vessel Clipper Triumph, 3,0471 tons d.w, owners Clipping Group Management Bermuda, inward bound for Newport.
9.4 at 17.27 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carriers Norway,inward bound for Portbury.
11.4 at 08.24 cargo vessel Westewind, 2,800 tons d.w, owners Wagenborg Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 22.12 10th . At 15.08 cargo vessel Vlieland, 6,000 tons d.w, owners Vlieland Shipping Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea . At 18.05 vehicle carrier Galaxy Ace, owners Mitsu OSK Lines, Japan, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 13.29. At 18.50 cargo vessel Lowlands Brabo, 32,280 tons d.w, owners Sea Wealth Navigation SA, inward bound for Portbury.
12.4.15 at 11.43 cargo vessel Sir Henry, 18,315 tons d.w, owners Revenge Shipping, Athens Greece inward bound for Newport.