Shipping news No. 155 (February/ March).

In port – Bideford Quay.

Celtic Crusader – (ex- Scorpius, 1998: Lamego, ’13); built 1994; flag Cardiff, UK; owners British; crew Polish, Russian, Latvian; from Cork to Castellon; arrived 27/2, sailed 2/3; loaded 2,860 tons ball clay.

Appledore.

The proposed launch of LE George Bernard Shaw on 2nd March was postponed, due to the ‘Beast from the East’, and was put back to the a.m. tide of the 3rd March. She was floated out from the building shed about 07.00, and is due to be delivered to the Irish Navy in the summer of 2018.

 

Bristol Channel Observations.

11/2 at 16.08 cargo vessel Fehn Courage, 2,600 tons d.w. ,owners Fehn Bereedenrubgs GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

16/2 at 08.00 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.12 cargo vessel Hathor, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Q-Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Birdport. At 09.50 vehicle carrier Tongala, 22,585 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.24 hrs.

17/2 at 14.10 tanker Kensington, 13,000 tons d.w., owners Hudson Kensington Ltd London, inward bound for Avonmouth.

20/2 at 14.17 vehicle carrier Hoegh Target, 15,500 tons d.w., owners Leif Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

21/2 at 08.15 vehicle carrier Porgy, 18009 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.05 vehicle carrier Bishu Highway, 17,649 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. (K.Line) Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.19 hrs. At 13.25 container vessel MSC Brianna, 60,200 tons d.w., outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.48.

22/2 at 08.07 cargo vessel Frezya S, 7,486 tons dw., owners Nova Warrior Ltd Istanbul, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.11.

24/2 at 16.15 container ship BG Diamond, 13,250 tons d.w., owners First New Horizons Shipping Co Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

25/2 at 15.03 cargo vessel John-Paul K, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Rufinia Beheer BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

27/2 at 07.28 cargo vessel SP Viking, 4,934 tons d.w., owners BBS Bulk V111 AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 09.43 vehicle carrier Morning Calypso, 18,200 tons d.w., owners Eukor Car Carrier Inc South Korea, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again on 28/2 at 11.45 outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 07.40).

4/3 at 10.40 cargo vessel Lady Anneke, 3,718 tons d.w., owners Lady Anneke BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 12.30 vehicle carrier CSCC Shanghai, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.58. At 15.45 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury,

9/3 at 06.10 vehicle carrier Grande Europa, 18,461 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.46.

10/3 at 15.30 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.34 – at the same time passing inward, the container vessel BG Diamond, 13,250 tons d.w., owners First New Horizons Shipping Germany. inward bound for Avonmouth.

Regards,

Norman

01271 861183

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