Shipping notes No. 197 (August).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping since last issue.

Bideford has a new Harbour Master, Capt. Paul Brown, who used to be a harbour pilot at Dover, and took over pilotage in the area following the retirement of Capt. R. Hoad.

Yelland Quay.

No shipping since last issue.

Appledore.

In a newsletter received daily from Singapore it was mentioned that the shipyard has a new General Manager, Mr Tom Hart, who has relocated from the United Arab Emirates to take over day-to-day running of the facility. (This info supplied by William Telford, Business Editor, Plymouth Live).

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/8 at 16.03 cargo vessel Wilson Amsterdam, 3,602 tons d.w., owners Edison Schiffahrts KG Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

2/8 at 05.35 cargo vessel Gitana, 5,019 tons d.w., owners Bakotrans Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound or Portbury. At 06.47 vehicle carrier Carmen, 31,343 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sweden and Norway, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 17.26 3rd outward bound having sailed from Portbury at 13.09). At 18.28 cargo vessel Transwind, 16,807 tons d.w., owners Sandone Holding Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Newport.

3/8 at 08.54 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,053 tons d.w., owners Aasnes Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. (Seen again outward bound at 19.35 having sailed at 16.04). At 0913 cruise vessel Britannia, 143,750 tons gross, owners P and O Cruises Southampton, heading up the West coast of Lundy, and seen again at 11.07 after her trip round Lundy. At 21.35 cargo vessel Mia Sophie- B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie B Schiffahtrs Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

4/8 at 19.30 cruise vessel Hebridean Sky, 4,200 gross tons, owners Hebridean Sky Shipping Inc USA, outward bound from Lundy having sailed at 19.15 bound for Tresco. At 20.27 cargo vessel Ramzay, 4,540 tons d.w., owners Worldwide Flight Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Blue Anchor Bay having sailed at 16.58. At 20.47 vehicle carrier Michigan Highway, 17,673 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen Kaishia Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 16.30.

6/8 at 22.09 cargo vessel Wilson Gydnia, 3,632 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipping AS Norway, inward bound for Swansea.

7/8 at 11.03 cargo vessel Stroombank, 4,350 tons d.w., owners Bankship1V BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 04.49. At 16.15 cargo vessel Kongsfjell, 3,320 tons d.w., owners AAT Shipinvest Norway, inward bound for Newport. At 18.55 cargo vessel Scheldedijk, 4,891 tons d.w. owners Navigia Shipmangement BV Netherlands inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 05.50 10th outward bound having sailed at 23.20 9th). At 21.03 cargo vessel Kimberley C, 6,805 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Isle of Wight, inward bound for Newport.

(Also 7/8 at 06.00 I noticed on the computer the Oldenburg heading for Sharpness; this is very usual mid-season. She had a propeller problem which required drydocking, then left Sharpness about 08.24 10th returning to Bideford).

8/8 At 21.40 vehicle carrier Pagna, 11,315 tons d.w., owners Pagna GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

9/8 at 21.55 vehicle carrier Hoegh Tracer, 28,538 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward bound for Portbury.

10/8 at 05.57 cargo vessel Danica Hav, 2,310 tons d.w., owners Hav Bulk AS Norway, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 22.34 9th. At 09.16 cruise ship Britannia, 14,3750 gross tons, owners P & O Cruises Southampton, seen heading up the western side of Lundy, then again at 11.11 having been round the north of Lundy and on her way back to her home port of Southampton. At 12.30 cargo vessel Arklow Fern, 4,960 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping ULC Eire, inward bound for Sharpness. At 16.15 cruise ship Hebridean Princess, 2,112 gross tons, owners HP Shipping Ltd Skipton, inward bound for Lundy Island; she sailed overnight for Cardiff. (Seen again at 09.15 13th outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 19.35 12th enroute to Lundy; at 22.00 she was still anchored off Lundy, and sailed during the night heading for Tresco on the Isles of Scilly).

11/8 at 06.28 cargo vessel Kestri, 5,457 tons d.w., owners HS Kestri OU Estonia, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 05.44 15th having sailed from Avonmouth at 23.59 14th). At 07.00 cruise vessel Island Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Island Sky Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy. She then sailed at approx 1500 heading for St Brides Bay,South Wales.

12/8 at 10.55 cargo vessel Verena, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Verena Hermann Lohmann Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 22.27 11th.

14/8 at 05.20 cargo vessel Eems Dart, 3,725 tons d.w., owners Amny Dollard BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 22.53 13th. At 05.24 cargo vessel Christina, 4,743 tons d.w., owners Christine Schiffahrts Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 22.41 13th. At 13.03 buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w., owners Trinity House Harwich, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 09.30 en-route to Dartmouth. At 13.53 container vessel Encounter, 9,335 tons d.w., owners JR Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.48. At 15.55 cargo vessel Stefany, 3,710 tons d.w., owners IB Carriers Corp Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 15.55 vehicle carrier Grande Houston, 15,853 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.26 bulk carrier Aasvik, owners Aasnes Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot.

16/8 at 17.28 cargo vessel Arklow Beacon, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorn Shipping Ltd Eire, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 12.01.

17/8 at 07.27 bitumen tanker Stella Polaris, 8,297 tons d.w., owners Azollo BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again at 19.58 18th outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.27. At 09.22 cargo vessel Eems Spirit, 3,410 tons d.w., owners Eems Werken BV Netherlands, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 01.08. At 10.19 cruise vessel Britannia, 143,750 tons gross, owners P and O Cruises Southampton heading up the West Coast of Lundy; at 12.05 seen again heading for her home port of Southampton. At 10.19 patrol vessel HMS Puncher, Royal Navy, inward bound for Bristol. At 18.43 vehicle carrier Grande Cosmo, 18,288 tons d.w., owners Dynamic Enterprise SA Hong Kong, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.31.

18/8 at 17.44 cargo vessel Arklow Vale, 5,158 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

19/8 at 05.15 cargo vessel Mont Blanc A, 3,737 tons d.w., owners Vulcania SFL Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 0700 cruise vessel Island Sky, 4,200 tons d.w., owners Island Sky Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy; she left about 15.00 for Fowey.

20/8 at 07.51 cargo vessel Tim, 3,450 tons d.w., owners Tim Interscan Shipmanagement Germany, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 04.56. At 11.03 cargo vessel Arklow Cape, 5,085 tons d.w., owners Crinnis Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Swansea. At 11.07 tanker Harbour Fountain, 16,929 tons d.w., owners Siebte Nordtank GMBH Cyprus, inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again at 13.07 22nd outward bound, having sailed from Cardiff at 08.56).

22/8 at 10.15 cargo vessel Arlecchino, 2,530 tons d.w., owners Caribbean Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Neath. At 10.49 cargo vessel Saga Frigg, 55,596 tons d.w., owners Saga Shipholding Norway AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.06 cargo vessel Mia Sophie-B, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Sophie B Schiffahtrs Shipping Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth Portbury. At 21.16 cargo vessel RMS Wanheim, 2,600 tons d.w., owners Wanheim Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Newport.

24/8 at 09.25 cruise vessel Britannia, 143,750 gross tons, owners P and O Cruises Southampton, seen heading up the West coast of Lundy; then seen again at 11.29 after circumnavigating Lundy, and returning to her home port of Southampton. At 10.14 cargo vessel Eems Spirit, 3,410 tons d.w., owners Spirit BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

25/8 at 06.00 tanker Monjasa Provider, 4,279 tons d.w., owners Monjasa Provider ADS Denmark, inward bound for Port Talbot to bunker the bulk carrier Palona. At 0916 cargo vessel Arklow Fame, 4,950 tons d.w., owners Invermore Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Sharpness. At 11.50 cargo vessel Eems Dollard, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Eems Dollard BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.16 container vessel Endeavour, 9,167 tons d.w., owners Endeavour Bewaardel Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.15. At 13.46 tanker Stolt Auk, 5,064 tons d.w., owners Stolt Auk BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 08.53. At 18.29 container vessel MSC Joy, 31,160 tons d.w., owners Joy Naviera Co SA Switzerland, inward bound for Portbury.

26/8 at 10.55 cargo vessel Eems Sun, 2,600 tons d.w., owners Eems Sun BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.

27/8 at 07.00 cruise vessel Island Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Island Sky Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy. At 10.00 cruise vessel Hebridean Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Island Sky Shipping Inc USA, arrived Lundy from Holyhead and then sailed for Tresco, Isles of Scilly. At 13.20 vehicle carrier Grande Halifax, 18,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.38 hrs cargo vessel Arklow Valley, 5,160 tons d.w., owners Avoca Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Swansea having sailed at 10.44. At 14.23 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 38,997 tons d.w., owners Aggregate Industries UK Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury.

28/8 at 11.25 dredger City of Cardiff, 2,730 tons d.w., owners Ltm Western Ltd Solihull, inward bound for Culver dredging grounds. At 12.38 vehicle carrier Morning Clair, 16,491 tons d.w., owners Glover Navigation SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 16.44 29th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 12.23).

29/8 at 06.43 vehicle carrier Grande Detroit, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Lines of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

30/8 at 05.46 cargo vessel Zijlborg, 7,901 tons d.w., owners Zijlborg BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea. At 06.53 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 09.25 cargo vessel Danica Hav, 2,310 tons d.w., owners Hav Bulk AS Norway, inward bound for Newport.

31/8 at 19.19 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.41 16th and had been anchored in Blue Anchor Bay awaiting orders since.

Regards,

Norman.

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