Shipping notes No. 160 (July/ August).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue . (Slight amendment for last month to the crew of the Celtic Endeavour; should have read Polish and Russian).

Appledore.

LE George Bernard Shaw returned to the yard on 16th 21.00. At the time of going to press no news of further trials.

Bristol Channel Observations.

14/7 at 09.25 bulk carrier Peace Pearl, 76,431 tons d.w., owners Peace Pearl Shipping SA Hong Kong, outward bound from Port Talbot, having sailed at 05.54.

15/7 at 08.50 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.54 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.55 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w, owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.40. At 15.31 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w. owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 15.40 16th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.27).

17/7 at 16.00 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

19/7 At 18.25 vehicle carrier CSCC Tianjin, 12,300 tons d.w, owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, inward bound for Portbury. (Again on the 21/7 at 06.08 outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.05).

20/7 At 17.12 vehicle carrier Ruby Ace, 18,724 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, inward bound for Portbury & slow steaming in Bideford Bay. (Seen again outward bound 21/7 at 21.10 having sailed at 17.08).

22/7 at 19.00 vehicle carrier Lavender Ace, 17,262 tons d.w. owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again on 23/7 at 19.56 outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 14.50). At 20.30 the tanker Stolt Redshank, 4,999 tons d.w., owners Stolt Nielsen BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed 16.34.

23/7 at 18.04 cargo vessel Rebecca Hartmann, 2,420 tons d.w., owners Hammann Prahn Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

24/7 at 11.52 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (At 11.30 26/7 vessel seen again outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.27). At 20.00 the vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.30.

27/7 at 14.30 container ship MSC Sena, 35,966 tons d.w., owners Altair Carriers Co SA Cyprus, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 10.09. At 14.57 vehicle carrier Equuleus Leader, 20,141 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

30/7 at 08.27 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

3/8 at 13.57 vehicle carrier RCC Prestige, 11,196 tons d.w., owners Prestige Ray Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

5/8 at 12.45 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.40 cargo vessel BBC Bahrain, 7,967 tons d.w., owners Briese Heavylifts GMBH & Co K.G Germany, inward bound for Swansea. At 21.00 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w. owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

7/8 at 07.40 vehicle carrier Grande Ellade, 18,440 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.58 Grande Portogallo, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

8/8 at 08.17 cargo vessel Darina, 4,554 tons d.w., owners Spaarnediep 11 BV Russia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.00 7/8. At 19.40 tanker Gulf Crystal, 74,999 tons d.w., owners Gulf Crystal Shipping Ltd Dubai UAE, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.50 cargo vessel Paula C, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Cowes IOW, inward bound for Sharpness.

10/8 at 08.05 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury. At 21.35 bulk carrier Lapis, 24,804 tons d.w. owners Sochi Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Newport.

Regards, Norman.

Editor’s Note.

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