Shipping notes No. 182 (May).

In port – Bideford Quay.

Argos – built 2007; (ex- Argos 2015, Wilson Dunmore 2017); flag St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian & German; from Londonderry to Castellon; arrived 4/5, sailed 6/5; loaded 2,850 tons ball clay.       (The vessel should have berthed on the p.m. tide 3rd, however the pilot boat Two Rivers got a rope round her propeller and was unable to clear the quay).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Deo Gloria – 16/5, 17/5 (2 trips), 18/5 (2 trips), 19/5 (2 trips), 20/5 (2 trips), 21/5 (2 trips), 22/5; after this trip I think the vessel may have gone to South Wales to rest for the Bank Holiday weekend . Then 26/5, 27/5 (2 trips), 28/5 (2 trips), 29/5 (2 trips), 30/5, 31/5 (2 trips). The vessel was due to finish dredging on the 2nd June, and I presume she will return to her base on Merseyside.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/5 at 06.40 tanker Scandinavia, 3,814 tons d.w., owners Scandininavia 1 APS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 19.11 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,575 tons d.w., owners Rix -F Shipping Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 21.05 vehicle carrier Autosky, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.10.

2/5 at 07.10 cargo vessel Christina, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Margaretha HS Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 01.07. At 07.38 tanker Stolt Cormorant, 5,509 tons d.w., owners Stolt Cormorant B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Barry. At 19.08 cargo vessel Wilson Thames, 2,500 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipping As Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 13.28. At 21.40 vehicle carrier Grande Baltimora, 18,447 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.14.

4/5 at 19.36 cargo vessel Catania, 2,595 tons d.w., owners Catania Germany, inward bound for Newport .

5/5 at 11.48 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.52. At 16.32 container ship Fiona, 23,011 tons d.w., owners Sirius Navigation Ltd GB Greece, bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.24.

6/5 at 11.20 tanker Stolt Guillemot, 4,676 tons d.w., Owners Stolt Guillemot BV Netherlands, inward bound for Barry.

7/5 at 06.07 cargo vessel Sea Hunter, 3,148 tons d.w., owners Torbulk Ltd Market Rasen, inward bound for Newport. At 08.08 cargo vessel Herakles, 3,682 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 15.43 bulk carrier Aastind, 8,130 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.50 cargo vessel Jomi, 4,258 tons d.w., owners Misje Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Swansea.

9/5 at 05.47 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff. At 10.13 cargo vessel Tejo Alges, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Tejo Shipping Lines Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 13.29 cargo vessel Hermas, 4,903 tons d.w., owners Hermas Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

10/5 at 10.33 cargo vessel Arklow Cadet, 5,085 tons d.w., owners Crinnis Shipping Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again 06.55 16th having sailed from Newport at 00.40). At 11.57 cargo vessel Arklow Brook, 7,588 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping BV Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 1500 cargo vessel AM Larafale, 4,951 tons d.w., owners A M Larafale Ltd France, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.28 vehicle carrier Autostar, 6,670 tons d.w. ,owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 17.14 11th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.12).

11/5 at 16.15 cargo vessel Delta Camilla, 7,601 tons d.w., owners Delta Bulk SA Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

12/5 at 20.16 tug MTS Viking, 130 tons d.w., owners Neptune Equipment B.v. Helensburgh, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 11.25. At 21.48 vehicle carrier Brasillia Highway, 18,793 tons d.w., owners Muse 2 Marine SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury

13/5 offshore supply vessel Kingdom of Fife, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Briggs Commercial ltd Burntisland ,inward bound for Carmarthen Bay.

14/4 at 17.30 cargo vessel Sea Hunter, 3148 tons d.w., owners Torbulk Shipping Ltd Market Rasen, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 13.45. At 20.15 vehicle carrier Positive Leader, 15,023 tons d.w., owners North Island SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed from Portbury at 15.07. At 20.43 cargo vessel Evert Prahm, 2,398 tons d.w., owners Evert Prahm Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound having sailed at 05.15 16th).

16/5 at 06.13 cargo vessel Clara K, 4,285 tons d.w., owners K & T Holland CV x11 Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 23.42 15th At 06.13 vehicle carrier Neptune Aegli, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 05.35 17th having sailed at 00.56). At 16.50 cargo vessel Lady Clara, 3,637 tons d.w., owners OKK tom Brook Vertom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

17/5 at 08.19 cargo vessel Wilson Fedje, 4,501 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.04. At 16.15 cargo vessel Wilson Lahn, 2,500 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

18/5 at 10.30 cargo vessel Amy, 1,786 tons d.w., owners Amy GMBH & Co K.G. Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

19/5 at 08.10 cargo vessel Hermas, 4,903 tons d.w., owners Hermas Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again 19.15 23rd having sailed from Sharpness at 07.17). At 10.10 vehicle carrier Grande Houston, 18,500 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, having sailed from Portbury at 05.59 hrs. (This is the first time the ship has visited, as she is the latest ship built for the company). At 18.15 vehicle carrier Grande Europa, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.06 tanker Team Sapphire, 8,907 tons d.w., owners Team Tankers Regional Ltd Denmark, inward bound for Barry. At 19.30 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

20/5 at 18.32 bulk carrier Pacific Myra, 181,060 tons d.w., owners Pacific Myra SA Singapore, inward bound for Port Talbot.

21/5 at 07.46 cargo vessel RMS Goole, 2,620 tons d.w., owners BWK Schiffivest GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 12.05 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot.

22/5 at 12.03 cargo vessel Bahia de Alcudia, 10,607 tons d.w., owners Santander Banco S.A Spain, inward bound for Newport.

23/5 at 05.40 cargo vessel Lianne, 3,075 tons d.w., owners Scheepvaartbedrijf Van dam Netherlands, outward bound from Newport at 20.07 21st – she had been sheltering off Lundy due to bad weather.

24/5 at 09.53 vehicle carrier Cepheus Leader, 21,402 tons d.w., owners Eastasia Shipping Co Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.08 cargo vessel Fehn Companion, 2,580 tons d.w., owners Fehn Companion Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 18.48 28th outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 22.12 26th.)

25/5 at 12.50 cargo vessel Rodau, 3,712 tons d.w., owners Arlau and Rodau Strahmann Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

26/5 at 14.35 cargo vessel Ambassadeur, 6,667 tons d.w., owners TSS Ambassadeur CV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea .

28/5 at 14.00 fruit juice tanker Orange Ocean, 22,918 tons d.w., owners Atlanship S.A.Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.08 cargo vessel Konstantin, 4,508 tons d.w., owners Konstantin Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

29/5 at 06.25 cargo vessel F. Arslan V, 5,278 tons d.w., owners Firat Shipping Co Ltd Germany, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 23.26 28th . At 14.55 bulk carrier Aastun, 6100 tons d.w., owners Aasten Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.55 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartenberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 15.50 container vessel MSC Eyra, 21,370 tons d.w., owners NSM Eyra Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

30/5 at 13.11 project vessel Western Rock, 3,264 tons d.w., owners Western Management B.V. Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth – looking at photographs of the vessel and her deck cargo she appeared to have a cargo of wind turbine blades. At 16.00 buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, attending to the harbour buoys in Bideford Bay. At 2000 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

31/5 at 05.43 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,595 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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