Shipping notes No. 144 (February/ March).

In Port – Bideford Quay.

Fehn Caledonia – (ex – Rhine Express, 2014); built 2013; flag Antigua; owners German; crew Latvian, Ukrainian, & Russian; from Avonmouth to Castellon; arrived 7/3, sailed 10/3 ; loaded 2,350 tons ball clay.

Appledore.

The next vessel being build for the Irish Navy, P64, is to be named LE George Bernard Shaw. Keel was laid Monday 27 th February. No launch date given so far.

Bristol Channel Observations.

11.2 at 1145 Karin Schepers, 9,400 tons d.w., owners HS Schiffahrts GMBH and Co .KG Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 07.32). At 17.08 cargo vessel B. F. Cartagena, 5,218 tons.d.w., inward bound for Newport.

12.2 at 10.27 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.10 cargo vessel Espadon, 2,300 tons d.w., owners unkown, inward bound for Sharpness. At 14.40 Grande Europa, 18,461 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

13.2 at 13.02 Autosun, 6,670tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 08.18). At 13.02 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

15.2 at 09.53 cargo vessel Triple S, 5,192 tons d.w., owners unkown, inward bound for Sharpness.

16.2 at 10.55 cargo vessel Callisto, 2,5981 tons d.w., owners unknown, inward bound for Newport. At 16.29 Shetland Trader, 2,386 tons d.w., owners Faversham Ships Ltd UK, outward bound from Birdport (having sailed at 09.03). At 16.35 cargo vessel Wilson Halmstad, 4,487 tons d.w., owners Wilson A/S Norway, outward bound from Swansea (having sailed at 07.44).

19.2 at 14.58 bulk carrier Aastun, owners Jans Martin Torkelsen Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot (having sailed at 11.33).

25.2 at 09.45 vehicle carrier Frontier Ace, 17,693 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 03.47).

28.2 at 11.07 vehicle carrier Tortugas, 14,512 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 06.44).

4.3 at 14.04 vehicle carrier Apollon Highway, 20,321 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 09.08). At 18.00 vehicle carrier Dover Highway, 18,720 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 13.18).

10.3 at 12.52 vehicle carrier Tongale, 22,585 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wihelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 08.10).

Regards,

Norman.

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