Shipping notes No. 180 (March).

Bideford Quay.

The Oldenburg has done a couple of cargo runs prior to her normal season. However, like everybody else, sailing will be affected by the corona virus and will not being taking passengers to Lundy.

Appledore.

From an unofficial source I understand that the yard has got the funding to reopen the yard. No offical news from Mr Cox.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last issue

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/3 at 13.48 bulk carrier Berge Stanley, 184,000 tons d.w., owners Berge Bulk Ltd Bermuda, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 09.21. At 14.35 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,515 tons d.w., owners Rix-F Shipping Latvia, inward bound for Newport. At 15.23 vehicle carrier Autopride, 4,442 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.00.

2/3 at 17.35 cargo vessel Wilson Belfast, 3,516 tons d.w., owners Wilson A/S Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 11.11.

3/3 at 06.36 vehicle carrier Swift Ace, 18,865 tons d.w., owners MOL Auto Carriers Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

6/3 at 06.37 bitumen tanker Iver Brilliant, 6,239 tons d.w., owners Vroon B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 07.45 cargo vessel Fluvius Teign, 3,680 tons d.w., owners Fluvius Teign Ltd Netherlands, outward bound from Newport have sailed at 01.30.

7/3 at 07.25 vehicle carrier Aniara, 30,089 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward from Portbury having sailed at 01.21. At 12.55 hrs vehicle carrier Demeter Leader, 20,089 tons d.w., owners Toko Unyu Co Ltd Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 07.45.

8/3 at 11.17 vehicle carrier Autopride, 4,442 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.25 cargo vessel Nina, 5,751 tons d.w., owners Nina Hermann Lohmann Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 04.55. At 12.15 ro-ro vessel Fleet Star, 7,331 tons d.w., owners N.B Shipping Co Ltd Russia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 06.24.

9/3 at 07.27 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Aires Del Mar Compania SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

12/3 at 07.16 vehicle carrier Grande Roma, 14,900 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

13/3 at 16.20 cargo vessel Wilson Calais, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Caiano Ship A/S Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 10.49.

14/3 at 06.20 cargo vessel HC Natalia, 7,567 tons d.w., owners Natalia Schiffahrts GMBH & Co Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 07.30 cargo vessel Dolfijn, 2,450 tons d.w., owners Dolfijn Shipping Ltd Russia, inward bound for Newport.

15/3 at 09.25 bulk carrier May, 78,802 tons d.w., owners Alvero Navigation Co Greece, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 14.55 cargo vessel Sarah B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie-B Schiffaharts GMBH Germany, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 10.46. At 16.17 vehicle carrier Titus, 23,889 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.05 vehicle carrier Autopride, 4,442 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 18.26 16th having sailed from Portbury at 13.41.

16/3 at 06.27 vehicle carrier Viking Amber, 12,471 tons d.w. owners Gcc Cue Shipowning Pte Ltd Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.12.

21/3 at 07.35 vehicle carrier Monza, 12,304 tons d.w., owners Monza GMBH Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 0219. At 0745 cargo vessel Sed Trio, owners Tunch Shipping Corp Turkey, inward bound for Cardiff . At 11.27 vehicle carrier Taipan, 21,021 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.07 cargo vessel Bon Vivant, 2,510 tons d.w., owners m.v. Bon Vivant SIA Latvia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.47. At 15.05 cruise ship Marco Polo, 22,080 gross tons, owners Story Cruise Ltd Greece, inward bound for Avonmouth. Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus she will be laid up until the outbreak is cleared up.

22/3 at 07.17 cargo vessel Rebecca Hamman, 2,422 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 07.30 bulk carrier Aasheim, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At hrs 08.19 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,960 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 04.55. At 10.00 hrs ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux, 5,291 tons d.w., owners LD Seaplane SAS France, inward bound for Portbury. (This vessel had passed inward about 04.30 but had been cruising around waiting to go up to Portbury).

23/3 at 05.15 cargo vessel Verena, 3,594 tons d.w., owners Verena Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.03 cargo vessel Geert K, 3,400 tons d.w., owners Rufina Beheer B.V. Netherlands, outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 05.38. At 11.38 tanker Great Portobello, 6,996 tons d.w., owners Helmer Business Inc British Virgin Islands, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 06.49. At 11.50 cargo vessel Fehn Pollux, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Ems Chartering GMBH Germany, inward bound for Cardiff. At 12.50 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed 08.29.

24/3 at 09.20 cargo vessel Nordic Erika, 3,784 tons d.w., owners Nordic Erika B.V Finland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 13.17 bulk carrier Jade 1, 25,012 tons d.w., owners Koumasi Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Newport.

25/3 at 1600 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk A/S Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

27/3 at 13.03 bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury.

28/3 at 11.40 vehicle carrier Ivory Arrow, 21,300 tons d.w., owners Ivory Maritime Ltd IOM, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.10 cargo vessel Feed Rogaland, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk As Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.30 fruit juice tanker Orange Wave, 16,700 tons d.w., owners Atlanship S.A Switzerland, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 08.28.

29/3 at 13.50 vehicle carrier Canadian Highway, 18,581 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.09.

30/3 at 15.29 cargo vessel Celtica Hav, 17,20 tons d.w., owners Hav Shipmanagement AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

31/3 at 14.45 vehicle carrier Rigel Leader, 18,884 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaiha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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