Shipping notes No. 195 (June).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping at Bideford since last issue.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last issue

Appledore.

No news of any contracts for the shipyard.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/6 at 05.53 cargo vessel Sarah-B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie-B Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 23.29 31st. At 06.24 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., owners Fujyukuri Maritima SA Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 17.58 bulk carrier Kotor, 3,4987 tons d.w., owners Crnogurska Providba A.D Kotor Montenegro, inward bound for Newport.

2/6 at 05.59 fruit juice tanker Orange Wave, 16,700 tons d.w., owners International Bulk Reefers Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound at 20.29 6th having sailed at 15.34). At 11.10 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasnes Bulk A/S Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

4/6 at 05.16 tanker Jutlandia Swan, 17,998 tons d.w., owners Jutlandia Swan APS Denmark, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 09.49 6th outward bound having sailed from Avonmouth at 03.12). At 05.55 cargo vessel Barbara-B, 5,535 tons d.w., owners NH GMBH & co KG Germany, inward bound for Newport. At 09.06 cargo vessel Boha Wittenbergen, 3,744 tons d.w., owners Fortune Corporation Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Birdport having sailed at 02.45. At 19.17 bunkering tanker Whitdawn, 4,650 tons d.w., owners John Whitaker Malta Ltd Hull, inward bound for Cardiff.

5/6 at 09.32 hopper barge Sloeber, 4,650 tons d.w., owners Decloedi En Zoon NV Belgium, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 03.44. At 17.25 cargo vessel Lady Anne Beau, 3,692 tons d.w., owners Lady Anne Beau Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

6/6 at 21.36 cargo vessel Runner, 2,521 tons d.w., owners Runner Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 20.40 vehicle carrier Neptune Galene, 6,070 tons d.w., owners Aegis Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 0919 8th having sailed from Portbury at 03.38).

7/6 at 09.00 cargo vessel Alderbaran, 2,100 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport. At 09.08 bulk carrier Kotor, 3,4987 tons d.w., owners Crnogorska Plovidba AD Montenegro, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 03.42. At 10.20 hrs vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 21.10 outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 16.32). At 20.55 vehicle carrier Euphony Ace, 18,944 tons d.w., owners MOL auto Carriers Express Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.44 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers, inward bound for Portbury.

8/6 at 21.05 cargo vessel Amadeus Gold, 2,570 tons d.w., owners Amadeus Gold BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 22.01 bulk carrier Brassiana, 57,536 tons d.w., owners Pos Maritime DA SA South Korea, inward bound for Portbury.

10/6 at 11.15 buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,300 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 07.44. At 18.35 cargo vessel Celtic Endeavour, 3,702 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Swansea. At 21.23 cargo vessel Arklow Vanguard, 5,853 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. (Seen again at 14.53 15th having sailed from Avonmouth at 09.08).

11/6 at 04.55 vehicle carrier Grande Texas, 15,853 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.15 container vessel CMA CGM Goya, 9,620 tons d.w., owners Containerships CMA CGM GMBH Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.19.

12/6 at 21.37 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,813 tons d.w., owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

15/6 at 09.59 cargo vessel Ganda, 2,637 tons d.w., owners Trim Global Trading Co Turkey, inward bound for Cardiff. At 15.03 cargo vessel Klaipeda, 4,068 tons d.w., owners FALITA Shipping JSC Lithuania, inward bound for Avonmouth.

16/6 at 08.30 bulk carrier Elm K, 32,836 tons d.w., owners Sealift Maritime SA Japan, inward bound for Avonmouth.

17/6 at 17.21 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.30.

18/6 at 05.51 vehicle carrier Hamburg Highway, 20,606 tons d.w., owners Kawaskai Kisen K.K. Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 06.24 19th outward bound having sailed at 01.49).

19/6 at 06.14 cargo vessel Wings, 3,432 tons d.w., owners Wing Shipping Ltd Latvia, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 23.26 18th. At 09.25 cargo vessel Celtic Ambassador, 5,699 tons d.w., owners Charles H Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.

20/6 at 06.12 small cruise ship Island Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Island Sky Shipping Inc London, heading for Lundy. She left the Anchorage about 1500 to circumnavigate the Island seen again at 16.57 finally sailing off for Swansea. At 18.21 fruit juice tanker Orange Blossom, 22,3874 tons d.w., owners Internation Bulk Reefers Switzerland, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 18.36 cargo vessel Tasman, 4,716 tons d.w., owners Tasman Rederij Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 12.21. At 19.14 container vessel CMA CGM Goya, 9,620 tons d.w., owners Containerships CMA CGM GMBH Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.56. At 20.37 cargo vessel Kazim Dede, 9,861 tons d.w., owners Aurora of the Sea Shipping Marshal Islands, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again at 21.58 22nd outward bound having sailed from Newport at 17.05).

21/6 at 06.42 dredger UKD Cherry Sand, 2,305 tons d.w., owners Associated British Ports London, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 11.00 cargo vessel Arlecchino, 2,503 tons d.w., owners Caribbean Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath. At 18.52 bulk carrier Aasnes, 4,015 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Shipping Norway, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 13.53. At 18.56 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners A/S Aasen Shipping Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 15.45. At 21.24 cargo vessel Muros, 4,950 tons d.w., owners Vizcaina Baear De Navegacion Spain, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 11.46. At 21.21 cargo vessel Dolfijn, 2,450 tons d.w., owners Dolfijn Shipping Ltd Russia, inward bound for Newport. At 21.26 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,760 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

22/6 at 06.38 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury.

23/6 at 07.56 mini cruise ship Herbridean Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Hebridean Sky Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy: thereafter proceeded to Swansea, sailed in early hours of 24th. At 21.12 cargo vessel Troubadour, 2,570 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania/Latvia, inward bound for Sharpness. At 20.48 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,960 tons d.w., owners Aasnes Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 17.38.

25/6 at 11.34 cargo vessel Prima Donna, 3,004 tons d.w., owners Prima Shipping Oy AB Finland, inward bound for Newport. (During the morning I spotted on the computer the mini cruise ship Hebridean Sky, 4,200 tons gross, heading for Ilfracombe from Swansea. She then went for a short cruise eastward, returning in the afternoon and anchored off Clovelly, and finally sailed for Tresco about 19.00). At 15.25 vehicle carrier Grande Houston, 15,883 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.53. At 16.04 vehicle carrier Grande Baltimora, 18,447 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.35 cargo vessel Eems Dart, 3,725 tons d.w., owners Amny Dollard BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed 10.00.

26/6 at 09.52 cargo vessel Eems Exe, 3,815 tons d.w. owners Amny Eems BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 17.49 bitumen tanker The Deputy, 5,895 tons d.w., owners White Flag Ventures X11 LLC Singapore, inward bound for Newport.

27/6 at 13.25 cargo vessel Arklow Villa, 5,750 tons d.w., owners Ferrybank Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

28/6 at 08.53 hopper barge Sloeber, 4,650 tons d.w. owners Decloeli En Zoom NV Belgium, inward bound for Barry.

29/6 at 11.13 the cruise ship Britannia, 14,3730 tons gross, owners P & O Cruises Southampton, having been round of the North of the Island she was sailing inward from Southampton and return to her home port. (Noticed the Oldenburg close to her – the passengers must have had a great view of such a large vessel).

30/6 at 14.01 cargo vessel Celtic Warrior, 4,123 tons d.w., owners Charles H Willie and Co Cardiff, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 09.08. At 15.55 bulk carrier Ultra Quality, 63,465 tons d.w., owners West Fortune Shipping SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

Some oldies from my collection –

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