Shipping notes No. 185 (August).

Bideford Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

Nothing since last issue.

Appledore.

The great news, announced on Radio Devon on Tuesday 25th, was that the owners of Harland and Wolff Belfast shipyard (Infrastrata) had bought the yard for £7 million and would be pursing orders and resuming shipbuilding as soon a possible. It was deemed so important that the Prime Minister was in attendance at the yard for the announcement.

(Pictured below, one of the Irish Navy vessels built at the yard).

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/8 at 06.46 bulk Carrier Sider Mykonos, 30,060 tons d.w., owners Nebel Shipping SA Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 11.00 cargo vessel Pasedena, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.56. At 2020 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,000 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 17.15. At 21.10 tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristenssson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

2/8 at 18.02 cargo vessel Ronja, 4,500 tons d.w., owners Irving Management Pte Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Avonmouth.

3/8 at 06.13 vehicle carrier Prometheus Leader, 14,382 tons d.w., owners Bacchus Shipping Pte Ltd Malaysia, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.30 cargo vessel Kristel, 5,000 tons d.w., owners HS Kristel OV Estonia, inward bound for Newport. At 10.12 Telamon, 3,675 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, inward bound for Cardiff. At 10.27 cargo vessel Sky Vita, 4,195 d.w., owners Sagittarus Shipping Co Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again on 5th at 09.40 outward bound, having sailed at 22.20 5th). At 12.30 cargo vessel RMS Laar, 2,304 tons d.w., owners Rhein Maas-und See-Schiffahrtskontor GMGH Germany, inward bound for Neath. At.12.54 tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Pelican BV Rotterdam, inward bound for Barry. At 13.19 container vessel MSC Hannah, 38,700 tons d.w., owners Saltgate Panama Shipping Inc Switzerland, inward bound for Portbury.

4/8 at 13.35 cargo vessel Amber Trader, 5,727 tons d.w., owners A. Trader Ltd Portugal, inward bound for Swansea. At 13.39 cargo vessel Amisa, 6,059 tons d.w., owners Smisia Herman Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

6/8 at 05.15 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 06.55 7th,having sailed from Portbury at 00.38). At 16.15 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.15.

 8/8 at 12.30 container vessel MSC Manya, 43,093 tons d.w., owners Manya Maritime Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.55 Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.01.

9/8 at 12.52 vehicle carrier Spica Leader, 14,378 tons d.w., owners Spica Shipholding Pte Ltd Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.40 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 09.15.

12/8 at 17.24 bitumen tanker Stella Orion, 4,999 tons d.w., owners Boerenizu BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

16/8 at 07.10 cargo vessel Wilson Porto, 4,953 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipmanagment Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 0745 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 1918 container vessel Vohburg, 9,296 tons d.w., owners Vohburg KF Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.37.

17/8 at 9.05 bulk carrier Aastvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 05.35. At 12.22 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,990 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Swansea. At 17.15 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, owners Charles M Willie & Co Charter Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

18/8 at 11.29 tanker Stolt Jaeger, 5,846 tons d.w., owners Stolt Jaeger BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 08.12.

19/8 at 12.16 bitumen tanker Iver Blessing, 6,189 tons d.w., owners Vroon BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 19.55 bunkering tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristensson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

20/8 at 16.58 reefer vessel Green Ocean, 5,246 tons, owners Green Shipping AS Poland – passed Lundy, then turned around and went to anchor off Clovelly. After sheltering from storm Ellen left the anchorage on Thursday 27th and made for Stornoway in Scotland. At 17.03 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,515 tons d.w., owners Rix Shipmanagement SIA Latvia, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 08.50. At 19.53 bunkering vessel Lizrix, 1,942 tons d.w., owners Lizrix Tankships Ltd UK, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound at 10.55 22nd,having sailed from Avonmouth at 21.36 21st).

21/8 at 20.10 LPG tanker Navigator Leo, 34,300 cubic metres capacity and 22,844 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest AS Norway, cruising round Lundy sheltering from Storm Ellen – she went to anchor off Clovelly while awaiting a berth at Milford Haven. She left the anchorage about 0800 and passed the east side of Lundy 08.55 23rd, heading for Milford Haven.

22/8 at 05.30 bulk carrier NBA Van Dyck, 95,527 tons d.w., owners NYK Bulkship Atlantic BV Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 08.03 cargo vessel Brufjell, 4,372 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.

23/8 at 09.00 vehicle carrier Neptune Galena, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegil Shipping Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 21.44 20th having been sheltering from Storm Ellen further up the Bristol Channel. At 14.10 bulk carrier Oriana C, 34,417 tons d.w., owners Six Navigation Co LLC New York, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.33.

24/8 at 17.20 vehicle carrier Wisteria Ace, 17,325 tons d.w., owners Polar Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

28/8 at 06.52 vehicle carrier Selene Leader, 18,082 tons d.w., owners NYK Line Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 07.30 29th, having sailed from Portbury at 01.47). At 20.11 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

29/8 at 09.56 cargo vessel RMS Carelie, 2,503 tons d.w., owners Rederi AB Nathalie Finland, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 03.39. At 10.07 bulk carrier Orient Dynasty, 55,683 tons d.w., owners Stevens Line Co Ltd Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.47.

30/8 at 06.30 bitumen tanker Seapower, 4,898 tons d.w., owners Sea Ocean Maritime Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 11.07 tanker Patras, 16,744 tons d.w., owners Harren Chemical AS Denmark, inward bound for Cardiff. At 11.23 hrs vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

31/8 at 13.30 vehicle carrier Pleiades Leader, 21,462 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.40 cargo vessel Amadeus, 1,680 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath..

Regards,

Norman.

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