No commercial shipping since last issue. Oldenburg returned from her annual drydocking at Sharpness on the 27th Feb .
There has been no news, despite all the promises from Mr Cox, MP, that the yard would be reopened by December 2019. However there have been articles in the Journal and the Gazette reporting that the unions believe ‘no news’ was disturbing, and blaming the government for the lack of progress due to lack of financial guarantees. Let’s hope there is some good news soon.
No commercial shipping since last issue.
Bristol Channel Observations.
1/2 at 10.43 vehicle carrier Altair Leader, 18,688 tons d.w., owners TLC Hope/FK Baron Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
4/2 at 06.30 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of |taly, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 10.02 5th having sailed from Portbury at 05.30). At 10.25 cargo vessel Yvonne F, 3,783 tons d.w., owners Rufina Beheer B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.00 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.33. At 1700 cargo vessel Ashley, 2,953 tons d.w., owners Kirk Scheepvaartonderneming CV Netherlands, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 22.35 3rd.
5/2 at 14.57 cargo vessel Victoriaborg, 9,850 tons d.w., owners Wagenborg Rederij BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.
8/2 at 12.24 vehicle carrier Tugela, 28,837 tons d.w., Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.
12/2 at 08.30 bitumen taker Bitfjord, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Bulolasteyn BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.
20/2 at 07.24 vehicle carrier Monza, 12,304 tons d.w., owners Monza GMBH & Co Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 07.24 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.40.
25/2 at 15.58 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Victory Ray Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.45.
26/2 at 07.25 ro-ro vessel World Carrier, 7,100 tons d.w., owners New Horizon Ltd Bulgaria, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 21.58 25th At 09.38 tanker Ramanda, 17,999 tons d.w., owners Alvatank Rederi AB Sweden, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.06 tanker Ramelia, 17,994 tons d.w., owners Alvatank Rederi AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff . At 15.58 cargo vessel Penhar, 6,500 tons d.w., owners Vertom Les mv Pen Har Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.
29/6 at 13.00 cargo vessel Prudence, 6,500 tons d.w., owners Vertoom Prudence B.v. Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.
I apologise for the lack of sightings, but the weather conditions have not been favourable for ship spotting due to the named storms that have been in the area for the last three weeks.
Below – photograph of the ‘Kathleen and May’ at Canning Dock, Liverpool taken by Martin Humphreys on a recent visit to Liverpool.