Shipping notes No. 167 (February).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping since last issue.


Babcock are dismantling equipment, and there are various people interested in buying the yard (BBC radio Devon).


Nothing since last issue.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/2 at 15.30 cargo vessel Eems Spring, 2,600 tons d.w., outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 04.26.

2/2 at 10.54 container vessel Kristin Schepers, 9,313 tons d.w., owners Kristin Schepers Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth (at 07.16).

3/2 at 10.45 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,250 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

4/2 at 12.21 vehicle carrier Morning Peace, 22,438 tons d.w., owners Eukor Carrier Inc South Korea, inward bound for Portbury.

5/2 at 14.33 vehicle carrier Hoegh Xiamen, 12,255 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 14.59 6th having sailed at 10.25). At 15.14 vehicle carrier Wisdom Ace, owners

Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Also seen again at 08.27 7th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 21.14 6th).

8/2 at 17.06 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.44).

10/2 at 11.30 cargo vessel Fehn Pollux, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Ems

Chartering GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness; this is the vessel mentioned before with the auxilliary sail forward which assists in reduction of fuel consumption. (Also seen again 13th at 08.25 having sailed at 23.49 12th). At 12.55 container vessel Songa Antofagasta, 35,534 tons d.w., owners Songa Antofagasta Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.55. At 14.37 heavy lift vessel BBC Lagos, 7,960 tons d.w., owners Briese Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

11/2 at 11.05 cargo vessel Karkloe, 5,653 tons d.w., owners Shipward Maritime Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport.

12/2 at 13.44 bulk carrier Aasheim, 5,826 tons d.w. ,owners Hans Martin Toeklesen Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot (at 10.16).

13/2 at 11.33 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.53 cargo vessel Kirsten-B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie-B Schiffahrts German, inward bound for Sharpness.

15/2 at 11.26 vehicle carrier Grande Roma, 14,254 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.34 cargo vessel CL Judy, 63,656 tons d.w., inward bound for Avonmouth. At 1707 tanker Levana, 14,999 tons d.w., owners Neute Buttner Schiffahts Germany, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 12.26. At 17.20 cargo vessel Mehmet Unlu, 7,860 tons d.w., owners Unlu Dentzcilik Sanayi Turkey, inward bound for Newport.

16/2 at 09.03 cargo vessel Priscilla, 3,250 tons d.w., owners Beikes JH Holland, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 03.33. At 10.50 cargo vessel Wilson Bilbao, 3,735 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 04.47.


17/2 at 12.00 vehicle carrier Thruxton, 18,160 tons d.w., owners Picer Marine SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.34. At 16.35 cargo vessel Vectis Isle, 8,600 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Cowes, inward bound for Avonmouth.

21/2 at 07.27 vehicle carrier Centaurus Leader, owners SSC Shipmanagement Pte Ltd Singapore, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.15 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,053 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, having sailed from Port Talbot at 0749.




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