Shipping notes No. 206 (May).

Bideford Quay.

18th Tug Goliath alongside Bideford Quay. She then sailed for Yelland, and subsequently standby duty at Lundy.

Appledore.

Al Avocet believed due to leave 2nd June.

Yelland Quay.

Deo Gloria arrived from Liverpool to commence dredging on 12th. 13Th2 trips. 14th 2 trips. 15th 2 trips. 16th 2 trips. 17th 1 trip. 18th 1 trip (vessel off Coombe Martin for most of the day). 19th one trip. 20th 1 trip. 21st 1 trip 22nd 2 trip. Thereafter returned to her base on the River Mersey at Garston.

Bristol Channel Observations.

3/5 at 08.30 tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Pelican BV Netherlands, inward bound for Barry. At 20.30 vehicle carrier Grande Sicilia, 12,353 tons d.w., owners ACL Management AB Sweden (Grimaldi Line of Italy), inward bound for Portbury. At 21.05 cargo vessel Drait, 3,650 tons d.w., owners Aciric C.V Netherlands, inward bound for Sharpness.

6/5 at 07.40 bulk carrier CS Calvina, 37,456 tons d.w., owners Campbell Shipping Co Ltd Bahamas, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again outward bound 11.40 14th having sailed from Newport at 06.22).

7/5 at 12.35 container vessel CMA CGM Fort St Marie, 30,804 tons d.w., owners CMA CGM Holding & Co SA France, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.21.

8/5 at 14.25 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Aires del Mar Compania SA Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 09.22.

9/5 at 13.33 cargo vessel Alsterdiep, 4,164 tons d.w., owners Intership Navigation Co Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 15.14 bulk carrier Aasnes, 7,182 tons d.w., owners AS Aasnes Bulk Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

10/5 at 07.35 cargo vessel Dingtelborg, 3,136 tons d.w., owners Wagenborg Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea. At 08.15 cargo vessel Pinta, 2,795 tons d.w., owners Pinta Interscan Shipping GMBH Germany, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again at 11.45 12th outward bound from Newport having sailed at 06.10). At 13.24 vehicle carrier Garnet Leader, 21,020 tons d.w., owners Ray Car Carriers Israel, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again 19.40 11th having sailed at 14.56, outward bound from Portbury).

11/5 at 09.58 vehicle carrier Grande Anverso, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward for Portbury. At 11.18 tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Pelican BV Netherlands, inward bound for Barry. (Seen again at 2025 13th having sailed from Barry at 16.00). At 11.15 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Ltd Madera, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.21 bulk carrier Aikaterin, 63,514 tons d.w., owners Procrest Shipping Greece, inward bound for Newport. At 18.53 cargo vessel Lady Mary, 3,612 tons d.w., owners Imel Abdena Vertoom Bojen Germany, inward bound for Swansea.

12/5 at 11.30 bulk carrier Princess Margo, 63,500 tons d.w., owners Progress Shipping SA Greece, inward bound for Port Talbot. (Seen again outward bound at 09.58 14th having sailed from Port Talbot at 07.12). At 20.02 vehicle carrier Durban Highway, 18,906 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

13/5 at 0601 cruise ship Hanseatic Nature, 15,651 tons gross, owners Hapag – Lloyd Cruises German, inward bound for Lundy. She sailed approx 12.00 for Ilfracombe (see photo below), and eventually sailed from there at 14.30 heading for Skomer Island near Milford Haven. At 20.50 tanker Amaranth, 6,405 tons d.w., owners Bluether Shipping Co Cyprus, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 15.00.

Photograph of the Hanseatic Nature at Ilfracombe after visiting Lundy Island.

15/5 at 06.47 cruise ship Hebridean Sky, 4,200 tons gross, owners Hebridean Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy. At 10.12 vehicle carrier Sunshine Ace, 18,858 tons d.w., owners MOL Auto Carrier Express Japan, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.35. At 10.50 bulk carrier Aasfjord, 6,053 tons d.w., owners Aasne Bulk Norway, inward bound for Port Talbot. (See again at 10.10 hrs 16th outward bound having sailed from Port Talbot at 06.48). At 14.45 cable ship Responder, 10,144 tons d.w., owners Tyco Responder Inc USA, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 08.49.

16/5 at 14.35 container vessel CMA CGM Fort St Marie, 30,804 tons d.w., owners CMA CGM Holding & Co SA France, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.49. At 15.13 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

17/5 at 07.10 bulk carrier Seastar Titan, 30,439 d.w., owners Norbulk Shipping Ltd UK, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 20.38 vehicle carrier Grande Italia, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again outward bound at 05.03 19th having sailed at 00.57).

18/5 at 06.10 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners |Unipessoal ltd Madera, inward bound for Portbury. At 06.15 cargo vessel Maestro, 2,953 tons d.w., owners Caribbean Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Sharpness.

19/5 at 06.07 cargo vessel Arklow Rogue, 4,933 tons d.w., owners Invermore Shippng Ltd Eire, inward bound to Sharpness.

21/5 at 06.48 cruise ship Island Sky, 4,200 gross tons, owners Island Sky Shipping Inc USA, inward bound for Lundy. Sailed approx 2100 for Skomer.

22/5 at 04.45 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,850 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.30 cargo vessel Verena, 3,794 tons d.w., owners Verena Hermannrd Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Newport.

23/5 at 05.44 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Ltd Madera, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 08.51 24th outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 03.52). At 13.45 cargo vessel Hav Snapper, 2,767 tons d.w., owners Hav Bulk As Norway, inward bound for Newport. At 16.54 tanker Stolt Pelican, 5,797 tons d.w., owners Stolt Pelican BV Netherlands, outward bound from Barry having sailed at 13.04.

26/5 at 07.00 cargo vessel Alsterdiep, 4,164 tons d.w., owners Intership Navigation Co Ltd Cyprus, inward bound for Birdport. At 07.53 cargo vessel Celtic Crusader, 5,500 tons d.w., owners Charles M Willie & Co Ltd Cardiff, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 02.08. At 18.13 vehicle carrier Michigan Highway, 17,673 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen K.K. Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 18.16 bulk carrier Berge Bintumani, 177,890 tons d.w., owners Berge Bintumani Co inc Singapore, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 14.38.

27/5 at 05.03 cargo vessel Stefany, 3,710 tons d.w., owners Stefany Maritime Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 08.45 bulk carrier Aasvik, 4,319 tons d.w., owners AS Aasnes Bulk Norway, outward bound from Port Talbot having sailed at 05.27. At 11.33 vehicle carrier Beluga Ace, 15,425 tons d.w., owners Leo Ocean/Ttoke Kaiun Japan, inward bound for Portbury.

28/5 at 07.34 cargo vessel Huelin Dispatch, 3,390 tons d.w. owners Huelin- Renouf Channel Isles, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 17.40 tug Pullmoor, 78 tons d.w., owners Whitstable Marine Service Ltd UK, outward bound from Sharpness towing grain barge, destination Gosport. At 19.47 vehicle carrier Grande Texas, 15,853 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.

29/5 at 0953 container vessel MSC Sandy, 113,4019 tons d.w., owners Milan Shipping and Trading Cyprus, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.43. At 10.28 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners Uniperssoal Ltd Madera, inward bound for Portbury. At 11.32 bulk carrier Adarose, 12,497 tons d.w., owners Adarose Shipping Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 12.11 bulk carrier Aasnes, 7,182 tons d.w., owners Aasnes Bulk A/S Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.

30/5 at 09.44 vehicle carrier Neptune Dynamis, 6,859 tons d.w., owners Dynamis Shipping Ltd Greece, inward bound for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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