Shipping notes No. 173 (August).

In port – BidefordQuay.

Theseus – (ex- Wilson Dundee); built 2009; flag Antigua & Barbuda: owners German; crew Russian & Ukranian; from Liverpool to Castellon; arrived 27/8, sailed 30/8; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay.

Appledore.

No news regarding reopening ship yard since last edition.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last issue.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/8 at 12.50 chemical tanker Stolt Auk, 5,064 tons d.w., owners Stolt Auk BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 06.47. At 12.55 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,250 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

2/8 at at 0823 vehicle carrier Antares Leader, 18,646 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaiha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

3/8 at 0735 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.52 cargo vessel Lady Ariana, 3,700 tons, owners Wijnne and Barends Cargoadoor-en-Agentuurkkantoren BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.30 cargo vessel Conger, 5,407 tons d.w., owners Conger GMBH & Co Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 17.10 cargo vessel Feed Rogaland, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Halton Bulk AS Norway, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 09.21.

4/8 at approx 12.15 my nephew Martin Humphreys saw the vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Victory Ray Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.27.

5/8 at 13.15 vehicle carrier Cygnus Leader, 20,180 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaiha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Also seen at 14.13 6th outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 09.04). At 14.00 chemical tanker Stolt Shearwater, 5,498 tons d.w., owners Stolt Shearwater BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 09.16.

6/8 at 08.25 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.15 cargo vessel Muhlenau, 3,670 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 08.10 3rd.

7/8 at 15.51 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

8/8 08.03 container vessel Encounter, 9,335 tons d.w., owners JR Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 03.29.

10/8 at 18.58 vehicle carrier Auto Sun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

11/8 at 07.29 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,504 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again outward bound at 10.32 12th, having sailed from Portbury at 06.22.

12/8 at 07.48 bulk carrier Aashiem, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelson Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 10.30 vehicle carrier Durban Highway, 18,806 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.36 vehicle carrier Grand Pova, 18,376 tons d.w., owners Cido Shipping (H.K.) Co Ltd Hong Kong China, inward bound for Portbury.

15/8 at 07.10 cargo vessel Tejo Alges, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Tejo Shipping Line Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 11.05 cargo vessel RMS Saimaa, 2,634 tons d.w., owners Rhein Maas-und See-Schiffahrtskontor GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 11.20 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries U.K. Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.54 vehicle carrier Horizon Leader, 20,434 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, inward bound for Portbury.

17/8 at 07.50 cargo vessel Cathy Jo, 6,000 tons d.w., owners Seaburn Shipping N.v. Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.17 chemical tanker Stolt Shearwater, 5,498 tons d.w., owners Stolt Shearwater B.V. Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 08.12.

18/8 at 10.20 cargo vessel Frakt Vik, 4,550 tons d.w., owners Austrheim Frakt Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 18.45 23rd having sailed from Sharpness at 12.01). At 20.15 cargo vessel Komet, 11,4752 toms d.w., owners Komet Henry Gerdau K.G Germany, inward bound for Newport.

19/8 at 15.25 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.55 bulk carrier Aashiem, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Tor, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.10 vehicle carrier Thalatta, 23,500 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

20/8 at 12.40 bulk carrier Aasnes, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelson Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 10.06.

21/8 at 08.07 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

23/8 at 13.25 vehicle carrier Lapis Arrow, 12,105 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carrier Israel, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.05 vehicle carrier Tortugas, 14,512 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.15.

24/8 at 07.44 vehicle carrier Elegant Ace, 18,333 tons d.w., owners MOL Auto Carriers Express Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.22. At 08.10 cargo vessel Bonay, 1,891 tons d.w., owners Courland Shipping Sia Latvia, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 00.21. At 12.55 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,225 tons d.w., owners Northern Coasters Market Rasen, inward bound for Avonmouth.

25/8 at 14.12 cargo vessel Geert K, 4,000 tons d.w., owners Rutunia Beheer BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

26/8 at at 07.50 chemical tanker Stolt Shearwater, 5,498 tons d.w., owners Stolt Shearwater BV Netherlands, inward bound for Barry. At 08.20 cargo vessel Wilson Nanjing, 8,333 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning A/S Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.52.

28/9 at 21.40 vehicle carrier Dionysus Leader, 21,438 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

29/8 at 18.12 cargo vessel Suna, 4,143 tons d.w., owners Suna Shipping Ltd Ukraine, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 18.30 cargo vessel Oder, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Roland ship Administration Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

31/8 at 12.53 cargo vessel Arklow Valour, 5,159 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 13.06 vehicle carrier Pisces Leader, 18,781 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

The proposed visit by the Holland America Cruise ship Rotterdam on the 9th August was cancelled due to expected bad weather. She is due to make a visit on the 24th September.

Regards,

Norman.

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