Shipping notes No. 188 (November).

In port – Bideford Quay.

RMS Carelie – built 1993; (ex- Panta Rei, 2008; Talos, ’06; Jason, ’00); flag Mairenhamm, Finland; owners Finnish; crew Estonian & Philippino; from Belfast to Naantali; arrived 7/11, sailed 12/11; loaded 2,300 tons ball clay.

The Oldenburg left Bideford at 23.47 22nd for her annual drydocking at Sharpness.

Appledore.

The work boat Sarah Grey arrived on 12th with the barge Mormaen 15 in tow and berthed at Harland and Wolff berth Appledore, sheltering from the weather in the channel. They sailed at 22.42 21st , for Falmouth.

No news of any firm orders for the yard. MP Mr Cox thinks the government review on defence spending will mean orders for smaller vessels.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/11 at 13.25 vehicle carrier Hoegh Tracer, 28,538 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again outward bound at 11.57 3rd having sailed from Portbury at 05.40).

3/11 at 12.16 tanker Stolt Osprey, 5,846 tons d.w., owners Sea 142 Leasing Co Ltd Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 08.54. At 12.12 cargo vessel Arklow Rebel, 4,933 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping ULC Eire, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 08.54. At 12.19 cargo vessel Hurst Point, 13,274 tons d.w. owners Ministry of Defence operated by Foreland Shipping Ltd London, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 08.02. At 12.22 vehicle carrier Grande Miraflores, 15,853 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.35 cargo vessel Rova Stones, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Rova Shipping GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Cardiff.

4/11 at 1320 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

5/11 at 14.03 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

6/11 at 15.00 cargo vessel Ventura, 5,699 tons d.w., owners Ventura Edwin Strahlmann GMBH Germany, outward bound from Sharpness.

7/11 at 16.18 vehicle carrier Grande Portogallo, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

8.11 at 01.31 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.55 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Ltd Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.39.

9/11 at 11.14 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Aires Del Mar Compania SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 08.33 11th having sailed from Portbury at 03.58). At 15.55 bulk carrier Aasvik, 7,566 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 12.19. At 17.14 vehicle carrier Toreador, 22,098 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.34.

10/11 at 08.51 ro-ro vessel City of Hamburg, 3,546 tons d.w., owners Airbus France, having sailed from Portbury at 03.57. At 14.59 cargo vessel Verena, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Verena Hermann Lohmann Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 22.28 9th.

12/11 at 08.05 cargo vessel Beaumagic, 3,817 tons d.w., owners Unisea Shipping B.v., inward bound for Newport .

13/11 at 06.50 cargo vessel Magdalena, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Ilze Shipping Co Ltd Latvia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.10 12th. At 10.47 cargo vessel Adiante, 4,672 tons d.w., owners Sudersand Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 04.08.

14/11 at 06.40 cargo vessel Bonay, 1,891 tons d.w., owners Courland Shipping SIA Latvia, inward bound for Sharpness. At 10.35 cargo vessel Valeri, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Valerie BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 04.17.

15/11 at 09.55 bulk carrier Aasvik, 7,560 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 05.36.

19/11 at 15.37 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.54 cargo vessel Lingedijk, 4,891 tons d.w., owners Lingedijk BV Netherlands, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 09.13.

20/11 at 05.57 cruise vessel Marco Polo, 5,180 gross tons, owners Story Cruise Ltd Monaco, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 22.18 19th en route to Falmouth for bunkers – she was only doing 6 knots. (She subsequently left Falmouth pm 22nd destination Dubai Anchorage. She has been sold by auction for $2.77 million to be used in Dubai, UAE as an accommodation vessel). At 05.58 cargo vessel Brufjell, 4,372 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest AS Norway, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 21.35 19th.

21/11 at 14.15 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.25 bulk carrier Posidana, 54,106 tons d.w., owners Master Bulk Pte Ltd Singapore, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.27.

22/10 at 12.24 cargo vessel Pola Pelagia, 8,145 tons d.w., owners State Transport Leasing Co Russia, inward bound for Portbury.

21/11 at 05.41 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.04 cargo vessel Scot Pioneer, 3,638 tons d.w., owners Scotline Line UK, inward bound for Newport. At 16.12 vehicle carrier Auto Eco, 16,995 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.52. (This vessel uses LNG for propulsion purposes rather than fuel oil or diesel).

24/11 at 07.35 vehicle carrier Autostar, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.38 cargo vessel Karen, 4,750 tons d.w., owners HS Karen OU Estonia, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 17.05 vehicle carrier Saic Anji Phoenix, 12,778 tons d.w., owners Anji Shipping Hong Kong Co Ltd China, inward bound for Portbury.

25/11 at 17.37 vehicle carrier Hoegh Pusan, 12,500 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autolines Singapore, inward bound for Portbury.

26.11 at 0747 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 07.55 container ship AS Paulina, 34,287 tons d.w., owners AS Paulina Opco BV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury.

27/11 at 11.27 bulk carrier Nanac, 12,235 tons d.w., owners Nanac Shipping and Trading & Co Turkey, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 16.05 24th – had been at Avonmouth Anchorage awaiting orders and sailed 08.03 hrs 27th. At 15.05 deck-cargo vessel Topaz Amur, 2,969 tons d.w., owners Bue Bulkers ltd Kazakhstan, inward bound for Avonmouth – this vessel is well away from home waters and usually trades on the Russian river system and the Caspian Sea. At 15.25 tanker Levana, 14,999 tons d.w., owners Neunte Buttner Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 01.34 26th

29/11 at 12.35 cargo vessel BBC Magellan, 6,264 tons d.w., owners Hullbalje Briese Schiffahrts Germany, inward bound for Newport.

As this is my last blog of the year may I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (Stay Virus free, Stay Safe).

Regards

Norman.

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