Shipping notes No. 186 (September).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping since last edition.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last edition.

Appledore.

Since the announcement that the shipyard was to reopen as “Harland and Wolff Appledore”, there have been two open days for ex-employees to apply for jobs at the yard. Still awaiting news on how many have returned to work for the new owners, or news of any orders.

Bristol Channel Observations.

3/9 at 20.30 cargo vessel Valiant, 2,366 tons d.w., owners Faversham Ships Ltd Cowes IOW, inward bound for Port Talbot.

4/9 at 11.27 cargo vessel Rebecca Hammann, 2,420 tons d.w., owners Hammann & Prahm Reederei Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

5/9 at 09.21 cargo vessel Damsterdijk, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Naviga Shipmanagement BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 14.49 cargo vessel Paula C, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd Isle of Wight, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 08.06 11th having sailed from Sharpness at 00.56). At 12.55 cargo vessel Skarpoe. 6,381 tons d.w., owners Eleonara Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 08.24 10th outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 23.21 9th).

6/9 at 09.44 cargo vessel Patria, 3,519 tons d.w., owners Interscan Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 11.10 container vessel MSC Iris, 23,000 tons d.w., owners NSM Iris Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.36 vehicle carrier Auto Eco, 16,995 tons d.w., owners UECC Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 14.15 7th, having sailed at 09.57). At 14.52 bulk carrier HTK Lotus, 28,441 tons d.w., owners HTK Shipping & Import and Export Vietnam, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 09.10. At 14.55 vehicle carrier Global Highway, 20,686 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.32.

7/9 at 05.15 vehicle carrier Passero, 12,755 tons d.w., owners Passero GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 19.36 8th outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 14.17). At 07.55 bulk carrier NM Sakura, 60,948 tons d.w., owners NM Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.40 tanker Fredericia, 3,600 tons d.w., owners Energizer Shipping APS Dubai, inward bound for Cardiff. At 14.00 vehicle carrier Themis, 23,786 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury.

8/9 at 06.05 bulk carrier Athos, 30,618 tons d.w., owners Athos Navigation Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.35 tanker Northern Skagerrak, 708 tons d.w., owners Kristensson Shipping AB Sweden, inward bound for Cardiff.

9/9 at 16.51 bulk carrier Stellar Pacific, 16,730 tons d.w., owners Stellar Pacific Co Ltd Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again outward bound at 13.06 19th having sailed from Newport at 10.24 18th.). At 16.53 cargo vessel Karoli, 5,727 tons d.w., owners HS Karoli OU Estonia, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 06.57 having sailed from Avonmouth at 00.07 hrs 12th). At 16.57 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 12.39.

10/9 at 16.40 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.49 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,650 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

11/9 at 16.22 cargo vessel Maxi, 6,359 tons d.w., owners Maxi Schiffahrts GMBH & Co KG, Germany inward bound for Avonmouth.

12/9 at 07.16 hrs vehicle carrier Dalian Highway, 21,616 tons d.w., owners Rockfish Marine SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.24. At 08.06 cargo vessel Angon, 5,045 tons d.w., owners Navinnorte SA Spain, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 00.56. At 11.10 cargo vessel My Melody, 3,713 tons d.w., owners Night Blue Shipping Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 01.37. At 20.16 cargo vessel Celtic Spirit, owners Charles M Willie Cardiff, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 15.07. At 20.16 cargo vessel Fluvious Plym, 3,211 tons d.w., owners Fluvious Plym Ltd Crediton, inward bound for Sharpness.

13/9 at 06.40 cargo vessel Arklow Beacon, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorne Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 00.28. At 12.20 bulk carrier Aasvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. (Seen again at 19.58 14th having sailed at 16.24 14th). At 1956 cargo vessel Arklow Viking, 5,150 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth.

14/9 at 07.30 cargo vessel Ayr, 3,604 tons d.w., owners Hayo Unken Vertom-Bojn Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 20.15 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Payton Maritime SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.58.

15/9 at 07.55 vehicle carrier California Highway, 18,644 tons d.w., owners 9107 Eagles Line SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

17/9 at 11.16 bitumen tanker Seapower, 4,897 tons d.w., owners Sea Ocean Maritime Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 12.25 vehicle carrier Viking Diamond, 12,572 tons d.w., owners Ccc Shipowning Pte ltd Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

18/9 at 14.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.55 cargo vessel Wilson Onega, 2,516 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 10.35.

20/9 at 10.17 cargo vessel Leyla, 1,802 d.w., owners Leyla GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 10.40 bulk carrier Aastvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 16.11 bulk carrier Brigitte, 58,624 tons d.w., owners Leste Shipping Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 14.30 22nd outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.24).

21/9 at 11.10 cargo vessel Arklow Venus, 5,171 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Eire, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 12.05 cargo vessel Sea Kestrel, 2,225 tons d.w., owners Northern Coasters ltd Market Rasen UK, inward bound for Newport.

22/9 at 06.15 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Shipping Ltd U.K., inward bound for Portbury. At 15.45 container vessel Ranger, 6,945 tons d.w., owners Perranger Liberia, outward bound from Portbury having sailed 11.06. At 16.06 container vessel AS Paulina, 6,945 tons d.w., owners AS Paulina Opco BV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury . At 16.20 bulk carrier Albany Sound, 28,379 tons d.w., owners Pacific Basin Chartering HK Ltd Hong Kong, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 10.25. At 19.10 vehicle carrier Thalatta, 23,786 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.17.

23/9 at 17.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.11.

26/9 at 06.55 cargo vessel Wilson Volos, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Gerhard G Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.09. At 07.04 cargo vessel Wilson Halsvik, 4,280 tons d.w., owners Pasadena Riverliner GMBH & Co Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 01.04. At 08.20 cargo vessel Kossau, 3,700 tons d.w., owners Roland First Maritime GMBH Germany, inward bound for Swansea. At 09.10 cargo vessel Westerwind, 2,815 tons d.w., owners Weststrada J.L, inward bound for Sharpness. At 0915 cargo vessel Amiko, 4,750 tons d.w., owners Amiko Maritime Co Ltd Lithuania, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 03.38. At 10.50 bunkering tanker Lizrix, owners Lizrix Tankship Ltd Hull, inward bound for Avonmouth.

27/9 at 11.30 cargo vessel Mittelplate, 3,183 tons d.w., owners Wirdum Germany, inward bound for Newport.

28/9 at 20.30 vehicle carrier Monoceros Leader, 19,159 tons d.w., owners Nancy Ship Holdings SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.15.

29/9 at 09.03 cargo vessel Arklow Dale, 11,047 tons d.w., owners Kilbride Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 06.37. At 13.10 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

30/9 at 10.15 ro-ro vessel City of Hamburg, 3,546 tons d.w., owners Airbus SAS France, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.35 cargo vessel Arklow Valley, 5,167 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipiing BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.21.

Regards,

Norman.

Below is a photograph from my collection dated 13.6.03.

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