Shipping notes No. 205 (April).

Bideford Quay.

No shipping to report this month.

Appledore.

Al Avocet still in building shed at Appledore.

Yelland Quay.

Goliath moored at old oil berth.

Bristol Channel Observations.

1/4 at 12.03 container vessel MSC Hong Kong, 66,686 tons d.w., owners New York Shipping and Trading Cyprus, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.21 cargo vessel Sea Harmony, 3,182 tons d.w., owners Saturn Shipping Ltd Market Rasen, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 06.38. At 13.17 vehicle carrier Gral San Martin, 12,244 tons d.w., owners Gral an Martin Car Carriers Germany, inward bound for Portbury.

2/4 at 11.15 cargo vessel Peak Anfield, 3,154 tons d.w., owners Peak Anfield BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.58 bulk carrier Aastvik, owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

4/4 at 09.12 cargo vessel Fluvius Axe, 3,194 tons d.w., owners Fluvius Axe BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness. At 13.35 cargo vessel Pinta, 2,795 tons d.w., inward bound for Newport.

5/4 at 06.47 tanker Hafnia Beijing, 74,999 tons d.w., owners Vista Shipholding 1v Pte Ltd Denmark, inward bound for Portbury.

6/4 at 20.10 bulk carrier Saga Odyssey, 46,500 tons d.w., owners Saga Shipholding Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.42.

7/4 at 06.10 tanker Rystraum, 9,597 tons d.w., owners Utkilen Chemtrans AS Norway, inward bound for Barry.

8/4 at 14.27 vehicle carrier Grande California, 15,833 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.27 cargo vessel Lady Hester, 4,234 tons d.w., owners Lady Hester Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. (Seen again at 05.54 11th outward bound, having sailed from Cardiff at 0116). At 18.55 cargo vessel Arklow Beacon, 8,660 tons d.w., owners Glenthorn Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Swansea.

9/4 at 13.25 cargo vessel Saros B, 11,443 tons d.w., owners NCB Navigation Turkey, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 15.33 French warship Garonne, French Navy, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 11.29. At 17.03 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 3,960 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again at 21.12 14th having sailed from Hinkley Point Power station).

10/4 at 05.13 container vessel Allegro, 11,376 tons d.w., owners Borg GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.27 – she was easily spotted because strangely she had all her deck lights on. At 19.17 vehicle carrier Phoenix Leader, 20,146 tons d.w., owners Kotobuki/Kotobuki Shipping Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

11/4 at 06.29 tanker Oratuulia, 6,089 tons d.w., owners Tuuli Shipping CV Netherlands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 00.12. At 07.45 cargo vessel Ammon, 3,840 tons d.w., owners Ammon Beheer BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 00.53. At 20.45 bitumen tanker Elisabeth J, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Bitumen Scheepvaart Elisabeth Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 14.10.

12/4 at 16.28 bulk carrier Pan Unity, 82,709 tons d.w., owners Pos Maritime XA sa South Korea, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 19.18 cargo vessel Hagland Chief, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Hagland Bulk Transport KS Norway, inward bound for Cardiff.

13/4 at 07.59 tanker Nordic Saga, 4,053 tons d.w., owners BKR Tankers KS, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 03.24. At 08.31 bulk carrier Aastvik, 4,319 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 05.00.

14/4 at 21.12 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,053 tons d.w., owners Aasen AS Norway, outward bound from Hinckley Point Power Station having sailed at 13.16.

15/4 at 11.19 vehicle carrier Tulane, 28,818 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Stockholm and Oslo, having sailed from Portbury at 04.40.

18/4 at 11.58 bulk carrier Aastun, 6,100 tons d.w., owners Aasen Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 06.00.

19/4 at 14.10 container vessel Allegro, 11,376 tons d.w., owners Borg GMBH & Co K Gvazurmany, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.07.

20/4 at 06.58 chemical tanker Sloman Hestia, 16,473 tons d.w., owners Sloman Hestia Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.

21/4 at 17.45 vehicle carrier Igvazu Highway, 21,052 tons d.w., owners Marugme/La Darien Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 13.43.

22/4 at 20.13 cargo vessel Friendship S, outward bound from Sharpness having sailed at 11.31.

23/4 at 05.40 tanker Stena Important, 4,9731 tons d.w., owners Stena Bulk AB Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.20 vehicle carrier Auto Sun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Unipessoal Ltd, inward bound for Portbury. At 20.20 cargo vessel Larixborg, 3,570 tons d.w., owners Eems Beheer XV11 BV Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness

24/4 at 06.30 bulk carrier Adastar, 21,146 tons d.w., owners Adastar Shipping Ltd Turkey, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 01.27. At 07.00 cargo vessel Wilson Tees, 3,695 tons d.w., owners Wilson shipowning AS Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.07 cargo vessel Wilson Algeciras, 3,583 tons d.w., owners Luwert Saninga Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Swansea. At 17.42 cement carrier Cem Sky, 4,250 tons d.w., owners Cemsky Schiffahrts GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. (Also seen again at 08.54 27th outward bound, having sailed from Newport 02.56).

25/4 at 05.34 container vessel Solong, 9,322 tons d.w., owners Solong Schiffafrtsgel Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 21.27 vehicle carrier Miraculous Ace, 19,381 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 16.24.

26/4 at 21.30 vehicle carrier Grande Roma, 14,900 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

27/4 at 09.40 bulk carrier Blue Fin, 56,780 tons d.w., owners Blue Fin Shipping Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.20 hrs helicopter training ship RFA Argus, 28,481 tons displacement, Royal Navy, heading in a southerly direction towards Devonport or Falmouth. At 19.56 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, owners Dynamis Shipping Co Ltd Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 14.52.

29/4 at 0720 self-discharging bulk carrier Yeoman Bank, 39,997 tons d.w., owners Yeoman Bank Ltd UK, inward bound for Portbury. At 07.35 vehicle carrier Grande Detriot, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.49 container vessel MSC Federica, 60,519 tons d.w., owners Mediterranean Shipping Switzerland, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.20 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Unipessoal Ltd Maderia, inward bound for Portbury.

30/4 at 06.05 small cruise ship Ocean Nova, 2,183 gross tons, owners Nova Crusing Ltd USA, heading for Lundy. She sailed from there about 1200 heading for the South Wales Coast. At 07.47 cargo vessel Wilson Mersey, 2,500 tons d.w., owners Wilson Shipowning AS Norway, heading inbound for Avonmouth. At 09.40 vehicle carrier Coral Leader, 12,164 tons d.w., owners Kujyukuri Maritima SA Norway, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.45. At 1042 cargo vessel Monte Rosa A, 3,674 tons d.w., owners Vulcania SRL Turkey, inward bound for Sharpness.

Regards,

Norman.

Photos from my collection: Celtic Pride passing Torridge Bridge, & Celtic Venture at Bideford.

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