Shipping notes No. 163 (October).

In port; Bideford Quay.

Catania – built 2012; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian; from Brest to Castellon; arrived 10th, sailed 11th; loaded 2,145 tons ball clay.

Oldenburg ; no doubt the vessel will be departing soon for her annual drydocking at Sharpness.

Appledore.

LE George Bernard Shaw sailed 06.05 8th for her 3rd trials; she was then handed over to the Irish Navy 11th, returning to the Appledore Bar, then sailed for her base at Cork (at full speed because of the approaching storm Callum) to have the rest of her equipment fitted.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/10 at 15.45 cargo vessel Arklow Breeze, 8,000 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd Ireland, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again 4th at 19.04 outward bound, having sailed from Newport at 14.26).

2/10 at 18.25 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

3/10 at 18.25 vehicle carrier Tortugas, 19,268 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.20 cargo vessel Medal, 4,950 tons d.w., owners Viscania Balear de Navegacion Spain, inward bound for Newport.

5/10 at 08.12 vehicle carrier Morning Lily, 27,283 tons d.w., owners Eukor Car Carriers Inc South Korea, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.15 container ship Wes Janine, 13,000 tons d.w., owners Wes Janine Schifffarts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

6/10 at 10.58 bulk carrier Polarstar, 32,588 tons d.w., owners Erma Marine SA Greece, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 05.51.

7/10 at 08.50 cargo vessel Arklow Bay, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 03.52. At 09.35 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterraneo, 18,427 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.27. At 0955 survey vessel Mersey Guardian, owners unknown, outward bound from Penarth having sailed at 07.45. At 10.03 cargo vessel Fri Brevik, 3,771 tons d.w., Vealos AS Norway owners, inward bound for Newport. At 14.40 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

8/10 at 18.43 cargo vessel Arucas, 5,830 tons d.w., owners Egality Shipping Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 22.14 2/10. (She had been anchored in Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders).

9/10 at 10.25 vehicle carrier Onxy Ace, 18,527 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 0519.

10/8 at 11.50 vehicle carrier CSCC Tianjin, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.25 vehicle carrier Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,600 tons d.w., owners Anje 2 SNC France, inward bound for Portbury.

14/10 at 14.47 bulk carrier Rijn Confidence, 33,328 tons d.w., owners Rijn Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.57 cargo vessel Triple S, 5,192 tons d.w., owners Triple S Ltd Montenegro, inward bound for Newport. At 16.02 container vessel Fresco Askold, 13,806 tons d.w., owners Astro Moon Shipping Co Russia, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.23 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

15/10 at 06.59 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

16/10 at 16.30 container vessel Endeavour, 9,367 tons d.w., owners J.R.Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 11.50.

18/10 at 07.29 vehicle carrier Don Carlos, 28,142 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.53 cargo vessel Svetlana, 8,865 tons d.w., owners Dragon Maritime Co Ltd Bulgaria, inward bound for Sharpness.

20/10 at 12.32 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,001 tons d.w., owners Charles Willie & Co Shipping Ltd Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

22/10 at 10.28 cargo vessel RMS Wanheim, 2,620 tons d.w. owners Wanheim Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 13.47 vehicle carrier Tarifa, 21,120 tons d.w., owners Tarifa Maritime Ltd IOM in the colours of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.02 bulk carrier Taizhou Pioneer, 32,453 tons d.w., owners Danskib 85 USA, inward bound for Avonmouth.

25/10 at 12.52 vehicle carrier Hamburg Highway, 20,703 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.52.

28/10 at 08.05 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., owners Fujkukuri Maritima SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

30/10 at 17.07 container ship E.R.Hobart, 13,879 tons d.w., owners Reederei Blue Star Holding SA Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

31/10 at 15.30 vehicle carrier Toledo, 14,500 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards, Norman.

01271 861183

hardaker33@btinternet.com

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