Shipping notes No. 183 (June).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue

Appledore.

No news regarding the shipyard.

Yelland Quay.

Dea Gloria1/6 (2 trips). 2/6 Seen at 06.30, outward bound. This was her last trip to Yelland before she returned to her base on Merseyside.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/6 at 06.32 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.20. At 07.57 cargo vessel Ever Comfort, 10,620 tons d.w., owners Aurora Shipping & Trading Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 02.44. At 08.38 fruit juice tanker Orange Ocean, 22,918 tons d.w., owners Atlanship Switzerland, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 04.12. At 08.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.50 hrs cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Charter Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.16 hrs cargo vessel Mario C, 13,000 tons d.w., owners Tagus River SA Maderia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 2306 29th May. At 20.29 cargo vessel Felix, 6,359 tons d.w., owners Felix Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.45. At 20.47 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,595 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.30. At 21.23 cargo vessel Aldebaran, 2,270 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath. At 21.42 cargo vessel Wilson Gdynia, 3,632 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 16.25.

2/6 at 06.35 tanker Stolt Cormorant, 4,676 tons d.w., owners Stolt Guillemot BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 01.57. At 08.37 cargo vessel Marjatta, 3,481 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Newport.

5/6 at 09.28 cargo vessel Lady Clara, 3,637 tons d.w., owners Okku Tom Brook Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 22.02 vehicle carrier Glorious Leader, 20,999 tons d.w., owners Glorious Maritime Ltd Isle of Man, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 17.09.

6/6 at 12.40 ro-ro vessel Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w., owners Airbus SA France, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 13.53 outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.49 7th). At 12.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 13.09 7th outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 08.58).

7/6 at 15.11 cargo vessel Icelandica Hav, 2,325 tons d.w., owners Hav Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Swansea.

8/6 at 12.12 bulk carrier Aastind, 8,130 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Newport.

9/6 at 05.02 cargo vessel Beaumagic, 3,820 tons d.w., owners Vertoom USC Beaumagic BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 15.27 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.16 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 18.00 12th having sailed from Portbury at 12.32).

10/6 at 12.13 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartewberg Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

11/6 at 12.50 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,585 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 15.36 12th outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 10.58). At 18.36 vehicle carrier Euphrates Highway, 18,668 tons d.w., owners Brave Point Shipping Corp Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.09.

12/6 at 05.15 cargo vessel Kazim Dede, 9,861 tons d.w., owners Aurora of the Sea Shipping Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 23.22 11th. At 21.30 tug MTS Victory, 167 tons gross, owners MTS Group Ltd Brixham outward bound from Cardiff towing Skyline Barge 21, having sailed at 11.14.

13/6 at 12.57 bulk carrier Serdika, 13,971 tons d.w., owners Brightway Distribution Ltd Bulgaria, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.33 7th having been at anchor in Blue Anchor Bay. At 15.03 cargo vessel Rodau, 3,859 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 18.10 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again 11.54 16th outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 06.17).

14/6 at 07.46 vehicle carrier Altair Leader, 18,688 tons d.w., owners TLC Hope/FK Baron Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.40 dredger UKD Bluefin, 5,797 tons d.w., owners UK Dredging Management Cardiff, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 14.47 en route to Hull.

15/6 at 06.58 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w., owners Payton Maritime SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

16/6 at 12.48 cargo vessel Arklow Brook, 7,588 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 12.21 12th and had been anchored Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders. At 22.05 tug TMS Kermor, 240 tons d.w., owners unknown, inward bound for Hinkley Point Power Station with tow.

20/6 at 07.11 cargo vessel Pagadder, 4,535 tons d.w., owners C2C NV Belgium, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again on the 24th at 18.00 having sailed at 09.41). At 11.10 cargo vessel Steenbank, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Bankship IV BV Netherlands, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 08.21. At 12.50 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

21/6 at 10.10 cargo vessel Arklow Future, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 06.50 20th. At 14.00 tanker Bit Okland, 24,853 tons d.w., owners Tarbit Shipping AB Sweden, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.22.

23/6 at 10.55 vehicle carrier Torrens, 14,512 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again on 24th at 15.25, having sailed at 10.48).

24/6 at 05.10 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury.

25/6 at 06.50 cargo vessel Spanaco Simplicity, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Spanaco Three Ltd Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.45 24th. At 07.15 cargo vessel Ayr, 3,604 tons d.w., owners Hayo Unken Vertom-Bojen Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.

26/6 at 17.33 vehicle carrier Amethyst Ace, 18,700 tons d.w., owners MOL Auto Carrier Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

27/6 at 05.35 cargo vessel Wilson Aviero, 3,605 tons d.w., owners Wilson Ship Management Norway, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 23.16 26th. At 1700 vehicle carrier Gran Bretagna, 18,461 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

28/6 at 15.20 cargo vessel Tejo Belem, 4,624 tons d.w., owners Tejo Shipping Lines Ltd Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 18.13 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury

29/6 at 13.12 cargo vessel Fri Karmsund, 4,935 tons d.w., owners Fri Karmsund AS Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 15.24 cargo vessel Arklow Bank, 8,300 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth.

30/6 at 17.52 tug Egesund, 58 tons d.w., owners Svenborg Bugser A/S Denmark, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 12.21. At 17.57 cargo vessel Marry-S, 3,471 tons d.w., owners Marry-S BV Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. At 18.07 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.07 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.32.

Regards,   Norman.

An old photograph from my collection –

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