Shipping notes No. 165 (December).

Bideford Quay.

The Lundy vessel Oldenburg arrived back in Bideford on the pm tide of the 20th after her annual drydocking at Sharpness. (Photograph below).

Appledore.

No news regarding saving the yard from closure.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping movements.

Bristol Channel Observations.

3/12. at 0825 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., owners Fujkokuri Maritime SA Norway J, inward bound for Portbury.

9/12 at 1315 bulk carrier Federal Saguenay, 34,167 tons d.w., owners Federal Atlantic Ltd Canada, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 08.10.

10/12 at 13.34 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United |European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 11th at 12.23, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.46).

11/12 at 11.46 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,365 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan. inward bound for Portbury.

12/12 at 15.25 bitumen tanker Acacia Noir, 5,895 tons d.w., owners White Flag Venturis X11 LLC Singapore, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 10.12.

13/12 at 08.23 container ship MSC Malin, 21,370 tons d.w., owners Malin Naviera SA Hong Kong, inward bound for Portbury.

14/12 at 11.23 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 123,65 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

16/12 at 12.05 cargo vessel Celtic Freedom, 4,400 tons d.w., owners Charles W Willie & Co Cardiff, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 22.40 hrs 15th

17/12 at 09.45 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

18/12 at 08.22 container vessel Songa Antafogasta, 35,534 tons d.w., owners Songa Antafogasta A/S Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.39. At the same time vehicle carrier Grand Phoenix, 18,383 tons d.w., owners Dynamic Aurora Shipping SA Hong Kong, inward bound for Portbury.

20/12 at 09.00 container vessel Fesco Askold, 13,306 tons d.w., owners Astro Moon Shipping Russia, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.15 cargo vessel Eleonora, 6,381 tons d.w., owners Eleonora Hermann Lohmann Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 01.47. At 12.22 cargo vessel Wilson Gdansk, 3,686 tons d.w., Owners Wilson Shipowning S.Norway, bound from Birdport having sailed at 04.34.

22/12 at 09.00 container vessel Fesco Askold, 13,306 tons d.w., owners Astro Moon Shipping Russia, outward bound for Portbury having sailed at 03.30. At 11.40 container vessel Kristin Schepers, 9,737 tons d.w., owners Kristian Schepers Germany, outward from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.47.

23/12 at 16.06 cargo vessel Wilson Liverpool, 3,798 tons d.w., owners Rotterdam Rhenus Schiffinvest Norway, inward bound for Sharpness..

24/12 at 14.05 bulk carrier Taizhou Pioneer, 32,453 tons d.w., owners Danskip 85 USA, Inward bound for Avonmouth.

25/12 at 13.04 vehicle carrier Virgo Leader, 20,111 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

27/12 at 14.15 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

31/12 at 16.42 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., owners Fujkokuri Maritima SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

I am very sorry this is a short report – weather conditions have not been very good for ship spotting, bad visibility being the main cause.

Have a Happy New Year in 2019.

Regards,

Norman.

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