Shipping notes No. 147 (May/ June).

In port – Bideford Quay.

None since last issue.

In port – Yelland.

Welsh Piper, 12/5.

Bristol Channel Observations.

12/5 at 11.51 container vessel MSC Koroni, 48,244 tons d.w., owners Waldo Shipping Co Greece, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 07.29. At 16.00 vehicle carrier Paganella, 11,453 tons d.w., owners Reederei F Laeisz GMBH & Co. Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

13/5 at 15.00 cargo vessel Arklow Vanguard, 51,68 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipping BV Ireland, inward bound for Cardiff.

18/5 at 17.17 cargo vessel Arslan 1, 3,447 tons d.w, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 11.43. At 1910 container ship MSC Maria Laura, 42,513 tons d.w., owners Jacanam Corp Switzerland, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.44 . At 21.50 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,251 tons d.w, owners Torbulk Ltd, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 11.43. Ocean Nova, small cruise ship, anchored at Lundy from Holyhead and sailed to Scillies.

19/5 at 19.07 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.55 cargo vessel Pollux, 4,444 tons d.w, owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 13.11.

24/5 at 21.15 vehicle carrier Glovis Century, 20,895 tons d.w., owners Glovis & Co Ltd South Korea, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 16.17. At 22.00 cruise ship Marco Polo, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 17.59.

25/5 at 10.53 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury ; (seen again outward bound 26/5 at 11.15, having sailed from Portbury at 07.59. ) Anchored in Bideford Bay overnight the buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich ; sailed for the Scilly Isles at 09.30 hrs on the 26th.

26/5 at 08.03 bulk carrier Konstantinos M, 32,178 tons d.w., owners Konstantinos Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 11.22 cargo vessel Arklow Falcon, 4,940 tons d.w., owners Sollvbe Naviera @ 2G AL Ireland inward bound for Newport.

27/5 at 1.12 Arklow Beacon, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ireland, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 11.50.

28/5 at 08.00 hrs vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.45 tanker Atlantic Wind, 15,019 tons d.w, owners Carl F Peters & Co Hamburg. inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.35 Vehicle carrier Grande Europa, 18,461 tons d.w. , owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

30/5 at 12.50 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w, owners Aggregate Industries U.K. Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury.

1/6 at 07.49 fruit juice tanker Orange Blossom, 23,874 tons d.w., owners Atlanship S.A Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again 3/6 at 20.20 outward bound, having sailed from Avonmouth at 15.29. ) At 17.45 cruise ship Magellan, 48,052 tons gross, owners Cruise and Maritime Voyages UK, inward bound for Newport.

2/6 at 21.00 cruise ship Marco Polo, 22,080 gross tons, owners Cruise and Maritime Voyages UK, inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again 3/6 at 19.15 outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 15.09). At 21.15 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy ,inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 3/6 at 20.38, having sailed from Portbury at 16.51.)

3/6 at 09.42 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 05.50. At 18.09, cement carrier Ronez, 1,117 tons d.w., owners Sigmagzy Ltd Guernsey C.I, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 13.41.

4/6 at 10.47 vehicle carrier Hoegh Xiamen, 12,250 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autolines Shipping AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.25 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

6/6 at 21.00 cargo vessel Spanaco Simplicity, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Spanaco Three Ltd Germany, outward bound from Swansea, having sailed on 31/5. at 22.47 ( anchored awaiting orders).

7/6 at 09.00 vehicle carrier Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w, owners Anita 2 SNC France, inward bound for Portbury

Regards

Norman.

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