Shipping notes No. 191 (February).

Bideford Quay.

The Oldenburg has completed a couple of cargo runs to Lundy during the month. No other commercial shipping to report.

Yelland Quay.

No commercial shipping.

Appledore.

No news of any orders or regarding the Yard.

Bristol Channel Observations.

3/2 at 07.30 cargo vessel Troubadour, 2,570 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 21.39 2nd. At 07.67 container vessel Endeavor, 9,168 tons d.w., owners J R Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 16.53 29th (had been anchored in Blue Anchor Bay Minehead sheltering from the weather). At 10.54 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons. d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.49. At 16.30 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

4/2 at 06.31 cargo vessel Feed Rogaland, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again outward bound having sailed from Sharpness at 02.22 7th). At 15.45 tanker Oraluna, 6,907 tons d.w., owners Priority Shipping CV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.09 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.07.

5/2 at 06.22 cargo vessel Scheldebank, 4,539 tons d.w., owners Bankship 1v BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea. At 08.30 cargo vessel Mermerdelen, 3,640 tons d.w., owners Moon Star Shipping Co. Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 23.45 4th.

6/2 at 07.48 vehicle carrier Monza Express, 11,174 tons d.w., owners Vroon |BV Netherlands, inward bound for Portbury. At 08.15 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.38 cargo vessel Wilson Grimsby, owners Wilson Shipowning A/S Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 17.30 cargo vessel Celtic Raider, 4,537 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Cardiff, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 12.51. At 17.54 cargo vessel Athos, 2,250 tons d.w., owners Caribbean Shipping ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Briton Ferry.

7/2 at 07.20 cargo vessel Arklow Falcon, 4,960 tons d.w., owners Sollube Naviera C284 AIE Eire, inward bound for Newport. At 08.03 vehicle carrier Grande Roma, 14,900 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 23.20 6th. At 10.03 vehicle carrier Titania, 30,907 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 08.04 8th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.49). At 15.35 cargo vessel Spanaco Simplicity, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Spanaco Three Ltd Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.07 vehicle carrier Passero, 12,755 tons d.w. owners Reederei F. Laeisz & Co K.G Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

8/2 at 13.55 cargo vessel Jevenau, 3,702 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 16.11 cargo vessel Ventura, 5,699 tons d.w., owners Ventura Strahlmann GMBH Germany, inward bound for Cardiff.

9/2 at 08.30 cargo vessel Tucana, 3,783 tons d.w., owners Tucana Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 18.16 hrs bulk carrier Flag Mette, 81,200 tons d.w., owners Navigator Spirit SA Greece, inward bound for Port Talbot.

10/2 at 13.01 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.56. At 13.05 vehicle carrier Autopremier, 4,443 tons d.w., owners Ugland Auto 1 A/S Maderia, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 10.20 12th having sailed from Portbury 06.21).

12/2 at 10.28 cargo vessel Rix Flevo, 4,515 tons d.w., owners Rix -F Shipping Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 08.15 17th having sailed at 22.15 16th). At 14.30 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.45 container vessel Endeavor, 9,168 tons d.w., owners J R Shipping bv Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 11.29.

13/2 at 08.25 cargo vessel Feed Rogaland, 4,993 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 08.40 tanker Nordic Nelly, 5,767 tons d.w., owners Crystal Nordic Shipowning KS Denmark, inward bound for Barry .

17/2 at 08.15 cargo vessel Andrea, 3,650 tons d.w., owners Van Dam Scheepvaartbedrijf Netherlands, bound for Newport. At 12.45 bitumen tanker Iver Brilliant, 6,239 tons d.w., owners HB Tankships V1 BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 14.01 cargo vessel Louis, 8,250 tons d.w., owners Soleil Shipping Co Ltd ABB Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

19/2 at 14.15 vehicle carrier Aegean Highway, 18,867 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.42.

20/2 the research ship RSS Sir David Attenborough, 7,500 tons d.w., owners UK Research & Innovation Swindon, anchored off Clovelly. (On 21/2 at 09.30 spotted off the southern end of Lundy, headed up the east coast of the island in the direction of Swansea Bay. She eventually sailed off for Holyhead).

22/2 at 08.00 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.07 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

23/2 at 09.05 cargo vessel Wilson Gdansk, owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 10.55 vehicle carrier Grande Miraflori, 15,853 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

24/2 at 11.46 cargo vessel Wilson Hull, 4,247 tons d.w., owners Wes Nicole Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 13.45 cargo vessel Arklow Vanguard, 5,168 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 07.22. At 13.55 cargo vessel Feed Helgeland, 4,934 tons d.w., owners Halten Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 15.40 vehicle carrier Grand Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.19. At 17.03 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,580 tons d.w., owners Aegli Shipping Co Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.15.

26/2 at 06.25 cargo vessel Arleccino, 2,503 tons d.w., owners Caribbean Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath.

27/2 at 11.45 cargo vessel Rix Plato, 4,557 tons d.w. owners Rix Plato Shipping Lda Latvia, inward bound for Barry. At 21.10 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Acl Shipmanagement of Sweden, inward bound for Portbury

28/2 at 11.35 cement carrier Cembrook, 5,316 tons d.w., owners Cembrook Schiffahrts Germany, inward bound for Newport.

Regards,

Norman Hardaker.

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