No shipping into Bideford except for various cargo runs by the Oldenburg. On 24th Feb she landed the remains of the yacht Millie D (see photos below), who according to the Harbourmaster & the Lundy shore authorities dragged her anchor and came ashore close by the ferry jetty at Lundy on 23rd May 2018.
(Photos c. Roger Sugar).
The unions re presently asking for the government to give the owners of the Scilly ferry an interest-free loan to enable a new vessel to be built at Appledore (as the present ferry is over 40 years old), and thus to preserve the yard as a national maritime asset.
Deo Gloria, 19.1 from Culver; sailed on the same tide for the South Coast UK.
Bristol Channel Observations
1/1 at 08.10 vehicle carrier Asteria Leader, 21,349 tons d.w. ,owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.26 cargo vessel Verity, 3,360 tons d.w., owners Faversham Shipping Ltd Cowes IOW, outward bound from Drogheda having sailed at 17.40 31 st: anchored off Clovelly to await orders.
2/1 at 07.45 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 07.55 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,819 tons d.w.. owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.15. At 10.15 chemical tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Tankers B/V Netherlands, inward bound for Barry.
9/1 at 12.16 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.
13/1 at 11.44 cargo vessel Fehn Pollux, 4,250 tons d.w. owners Ems Chartering GMBH Germany, inward bound for Cardiff. At 13.15 cargo vessel Vita, 4,161 tons d.w., owners Gemini Maritime Latvia, inward bound for Newport. At 14.44 vehicle carrier Undine, 28,000 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.
17/1 at 12.02 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.51 bulk carrier Margaret SW, 25,010 tons d.w., owners Don Wen Maritime SA Tiawan, inward bound for Newport.
19/1 at 16.19 vehicle carrier Autoprestige, 4,311 tons d.w., owners UECC Unipessurl Ltd Maderia, inward bound for Portbury.
20./1 at 07.40 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader,10,819 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
21/1 at 07.25 vehicle carrier Harvest Leader, 20941 tons d.w., owners Harvest Maritime ltd IOM, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.34 container vessel Fresco Askold, 13,806 tons d.w., owners Astro Moon Shipping Russia, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 04.27.
22/1 at 16.45 tanker Solway Fisher, 5,422 tons d.w., owners FSL-4 Inc Barrow in Furness, inward bound for Cardiff.
23/1 at 12.29 container vessel Kristin Schepers, 9,313 tons d.w., owners Kristin Schepers Germany, outward from Avonmouth having sailed at 08.27 . At 12..44 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,225 tons d.w owners Northern Coasters Market Rasen UK, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 21.04 22nd.,
24/1 at 13.13 hrs container vessel Songa Antofagasta, 35534 tons d.w. Owners Songa Antofagasta Germany outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 06.56
25/1 at 17.25 tanker Levana, 14,999 tons d.w., owners Neute Buttners Schiffahts Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed 06.19.
26/1 at 09.19 cargo vessel Sabahat Sonay, 14,889 tons d.w., owners Dolunay Shipping AS Turkey, inward bound for Newport.
28/1 at 16.10 cargo vessel Mia Sophie-B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie B Schiffahrtrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 17.13 cargo vessel Tollund, 4,170 tons d.w., owners Gdanska Beluga SA Z 00, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 12.25. At 17.30 cargo vessel Moana, 4,500 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport.
29.1 at 15.59 vehicle carrier Grande New York, 18,360 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury (Maiden Trip to Portbury)