Shipping notes No. 184 (July).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Appledore.

No news from Mr Cox regarding reopening. However, in the North Devon Gazette, an article by Matt Smart (22/7) – “A move which would pave the way for the purchase of Appledore Shipyard is imminent, according to a union. United understands there are three consortia actively seeking to purchase the mothballed Appledore Shipyard. The Union said it understands a final announcement will be given the green light to buy the shipyard is imminent and it is hoped that shipbuilding at the historic site will return this year”.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/7 at 09.55 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,813 tons d.w., owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, outward bound from Birdport.

2/7 at 07.32 cargo vessel H&S Fairness, 2,980 tons d.w., owners Biesborch Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.01 cargo vessel Brigitte M, 6,324 tons d.w., owners Brigitte Schiffahrts Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.43 cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,603 tons d.w., owners Tanne Kankena Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Newport.

3/7 at 08.58 container vessel Elan, 13,740 tons d.w., owners Elan Bewarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 04.47.

4/7 at 07.15 cargo vessel Firdevs, 4,200 tons d.w., owners Sava Shipping Trading Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport.

5/7 at 05.50 bulk carrier Baltic Wasp, 63,389 tons d.w., owners Baltic Wasp Ltd USA, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.30 cargo vessel Rebbeca Hammann, 2,420 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.27 hrs bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

6/7 at 08.30 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwarteewberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.30 vehicle carrier Manon, 28,360 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.24. At 20.45 cargo vessel Lady Ann, 3,700 ons d.w., owners Lady Ann BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 21.52 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,813 tons d.w., owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

7/7 at 05.20 bitumen tanker Elisabeth J, 4,532 tons d.w., owners Bitumen Scheepvaart Elrberg Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 07.25 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, 4,135 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

9/7 at 10.07 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway.

10/7 at 12.14 bulk carrier Sider Colombia, 12,890 tons d.w., owners Nano Shipping Inc Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth.

11/7 at 05.43 cargo vessel RMS Saimaa, 2,634 tons d.w., owners RMS Schiffinvest GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 00.06. At 13.07 cargo vessel Hendrik S, 3,200 tons d.w., inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again outward bound having sailed from Cardiff at 12.33 hrs 14th.) At 16.03 tanker Stolt Osprey, 5846 tons d.w., owners Sea 142 Leasing Co Ltd Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 12.52. At 17.31 container vessel Elan, 13,740 tons d.w., owners Elan Bewarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 13.09.

12/7 at 13.10 cargo vessel Arklow Venus, 5,171 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

13/7 at 05.11 bitumen tanker Iver Blessing, 6,189 tons d.w., owners Vroon B.V Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 07.15 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,960 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Shipping Norway, inward bound for Swansea. At 08.07 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.35 14th outward bound, having sailed at 0250).

14/7 at 07.35 cargo vessel Hathor, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Q-Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.27 cargo vessel Lisa, 4,850 tons d.w., owners Schwartseewberg Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 17.45 vehicle carrier Victoria Highway, 21,114 tons d.w., owners Olive investment Corp Hong Kong, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 21.55 15th outward bound, having sailed at 17.23).

15/7 at 16.28 cargo vessel Jongleur, 3,030 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again at 21.52 16th outward bound, having sailed at 16.28). At 19.55 cargo vessel Wilson Nice, 8,301 tons d.w., owners Wilson A/s Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.33.

16/7 at 06.58 cargo vessel Rebecca Hammann, 2,422 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 07.28 vehicle carrier Hoegh Asia, 27,564 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.28 17th outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 0213). At 19.45 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterraneo, 18,427 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 19.54 buoy maintenance vessel Patricia, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, outward bound from Swansea, having sailed at 16.11 en-route to the Scilly Isles.

18/7 at 11.55 vehicle carrier Grande Halifax, 18,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 21.45 19th having sailed from Portbury at 17.54). At 12.04 container vessel Endeavor, 9,167 tons d.w., owners Endeavor Bewaarder BV Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury. At 12.50 bitumen tanker Elizabeth J, 4,532 tons d.w., owners Bitumen Scheepvaart Elrbeth Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

19/7 at 20.30 cargo vessel Lady Anne Beau, 3,692 tons d.w., owners Lady Anne Beau BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

20/7 at 13.37 cargo vessel Longvik, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Longvik BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 17.05 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk A/s Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

21/7 at 10.47 vehicle carrier Figaro, 31,113 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.40 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, inward bound for Portbury.

22/7 at 05.29 cargo vessel Arklow Dusk, 11,048 tons d.w., owners Kilbride Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 20.22 21st. At 15.10 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Paxton Maritima S.A Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.27 cargo vessel Bramau, 3,704 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

24/7 at 13.20 cargo vessel Emuna, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Emuna Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 08.14. At 15.30 container vessel MSC Iris, 21,370 tons d.w., owners NSM Iris Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

25/7 at 14.15 cargo vessel Scot Mariner, 3,313 tons d.w., owners Scotline Ltd UK, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.45 buoy maintenance vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, inward bound for Swansea. At 18.40 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.54. At 18.50 cargo vessel Tanja, 3,292 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Sharpness.

26/7 at 05.05 cargo vessel Hathor, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Q-shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea. At 15.59 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

28/7 at 07.00 tanker Scandinavia, 3,809 tons d.w. owners Scandinavia 1 APS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 13.40 hrs cargo vessel Eems Dollard 3850 tons d.w. owners Eems Dollard BV Netherlands inward bound for Cardiff.

29/7 at 05.46 cargo vessel Laida, 5,604 tons d.w., owners Naviera Murueta SA Spain, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.04 28th. At 0615 cargo vessel Wilson Leer, 3,695 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 00.09. At 17.44 vehicle carrier Harmony Leader, 20,434 tons d.w., owners Harmony Maritime Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

30/7 at 07.05 cargo vessel Paul, 4,618 tons d.w., owners Edison Schiffahrts KG Germany, inward bound fpr Avonmouth. At 07.31 hrs cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,602 tons d.w., owners Tanne Kankenb Vertom Bojen Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.02. At 21.04 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.25.

31/7 at 0834 bulk carrier Battersea, 169,391 tons d.w., owners SFL Battersea Inc Singapore, inward bound for Port Talbot.

Regards,

Norman.

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