Shipping notes No. 150 (August/ September).

Readers will notice this is the 150th edition of “Shipping Notes” I have contributed to “Buzz”. When I reached 100th I thought we had done remarkably well: to reach 150 gives me great pleasure. Maybe, just maybe, we may get to 200! That would be wonderful.

In port – Yelland Quay.

Further to last month’s report the Deo Gloria finally sailed away from Yelland on 10.8 to undertake work in the River Mersey. There she completed 6 voyages. She returned to Yelland on 21.8 from the River Mersey via South Wales. Then 22.8 (two trips), 23.8 (two trips), 24.8 (two trips), 25.8 & 26.8 (two trips), 27.8 (two trips), 28.8 (two trips). On completion, the vessel sailed to the Manchester Ship Canal for further dredging work. Readers may be interested to know that the sand discharged ashore will be used on farms as bedding for cows which helps in their milk production.

In port – Bideford Quay.

Celtic Mariner – built 2000 (ex- Fair Floriana, ’02: Oporto, ’15); flag St. Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners British; crew Polish & Russian; from Birkenhead to Castellon; arrived 19/8, sailed 22/8; loaded 2,800 tons ball clay.

The proposed visit of the m.v. Balmoral on the 18th August had to be cancelled, due to the vessel getting a rope into her propeller and problems with her stern gland. Also the visit on Sunday 3rd Sept cancelled due to weather conditions .

Bristol Channel Observations.

13/8 at 14.02 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.27 vehicle carrier Tiger, 30,140 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway, inward bound for Portbury. . At 18.00 vehicle carrier Torino, 22,160 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.

14/8 at 08.43 cargo vessel Gagliarda, 14,600 tons d.w., owners Foster Shipping Ltd Switzerland, inward bound for Newport.

17/8 at 20.10 container vessel MSC Korini, 48,000 tons d.w., owners Waldo Shipping Co Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.43. At 20.35 vehicle carrier Glovis Corona, 21,421 tons d.w., owners Glovis Co Ltd South Korea, inward bound for Portbury.

18/8 at 07.48 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,650 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.01 the bulk carrier Agri Princess, 82,084 tons d.w., owners Hong En Tianjin Ship Leasing Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

19/8 at 08.47 cargo vessel Arklow Bay, 8,661 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Nederland V Holland, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 03.04. At 08.51 cargo vessel Arklow Valour, 5,159 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 02.34.

20/8 at 13.20 vehicle carrier Grand Vega, 18,200 tons d.w., owners Cido shipping (H.K.) Co. ltd Hong Kong China, inward bound for Portbury.

23/8 at 10.50 cargo vessel Toto Br, 7,967 tons d.w., owners Barone Shipping Co SPA Italy, inward bound for Newport. At 16.20 vehicle carrier Sirius Highway, 20,419 tons d.w., owners Sirius Highway Shpg Mar Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.06 bulk carrier Sea Neptune, 81,631 tons d.w., owners Neptune Shipping Inc Bermuda, inward bound for Portbury.

24/8 at 19.40 cargo vessel Naos, 4,258 tons d.w., owners Rump Shipping Ltd Estonia, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 02.32 17th (She had been anchored in Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders).

26/8 at 12.55 cargo vessel Nicole C, 4,998 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd I.O.W, inward bound for Newport.

28/8 at 16.35 bulk carrier Maria L, 28,404 tons d.w., owners Maria L Shipping Inc Greece, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.50 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

30/8 at 15.42 vehicle carrier Grande Portogallo, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.12.

1/9 at 07.32 vehicle carrier Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w., owners Anija 2 SNC France, inward bound for Portbury. At 0824 vehicle carrier Othello, owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.

2/9 at 11.10 tanker Atlantic Wind, 15,029 tons d.w., owners Carl F. Peter Hamburg, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.23.

5/9 at 10.07 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.32.

Regards,

Norman.

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