Welsh Piper, 26.2.
Aberdeen – (ex- Wilson Aberdeen, 2011) – built 2009; flag Valletta, Malta; owners German; crew Russian & Ukrainian; from Sharpness to Castellon; arrived 6/3, sailed 9/3; cargo 2,690 tons ball clay.
9.3 at 1745 the Irish Patrol Ship LE William Butler Yeats was due to be floated out from the building shed at the shipyard. Due to unfavourable weather conditions (wind blowing at 33 knots) a decision was made to postpone the float-out until 0615 10.3, and with the assistance of the tugs Willendeavour and the Lundy Puffin was moved the fitting-out quay at the Middle yard.
Video of float-out – http://navaltoday.com/2016/03/14/irish-navy-floats-out-le-william-butler-yeats/
Arco Dart, 25.2, 8.3.
Bristol Channel Observations.
15.2 at 08.30 cargo vessel Adamas, 3,754 tons d.w., owners Lagenburg Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport.
16.2 at 17.06 cargo vessel Wilson Nice, 8,301 tons d.w., owners Wilson AS Norway, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 10.51).
18.2 at 0823 vehicle carrier Delhi Highway, 18,891 tons d.w., owners Kawasaki Kisen KK Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
23.2 at 14.20 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,819 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 10.00). At 15.46 bulk Carrier Saint Vassilios, 33,889 tons d.w., owners Fygkia Marine Inc Greece, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.53 cargo vessel Kertu, 4,800 tons d.w., owners H.S Kertu OS Estonia, outward bound from Swansea (having sailed at 18.16 21.2).
24.2 at 13.30 vehicle carrier Titania, 30,907 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 08.42). At 14.30 container ship Flintercape, 9,597 tons d.w., owners Flinter Group B.V Netherlands, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 10.22). At 14.35 cargo vessel Blue Phantom, 5,184 tons d.w., owners Blue Pantom & Co K.G. Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 09.27).
26.2 at 0737 project cargo vessel Abis Belfast, 3,800 tons d.w., owners Abis Shipping Co BV Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 13.30 cargo vessel Tina C, 5,000 tons d.w., owners Caribrooke Shipping Cowes Isle of Wight, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again on 3.3 at 07.30 outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 22.42).
28.2 at 0928 cargo vessel Aberdeen, 3,614 tons d.w., owners Stortekekus Germany inward bound for Sharpness. (See above – next voyage loading clay at Bideford for Castellon).
29.2 at 15.30 bulk carrier Nord Mumbia, 36,610 tons d.w owners Nordin Shipping Singapore PZ Singapore, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 10.10).
2.3 at 16.03 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 10.40).
4.3 at 10.21 cargo vessel Dinteldijk, 4,450 tons d.w., owners Naviga Shipmanagement BV Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. At 12.40 cargo vessel Seg, 2,300 tons d.w., owners Orion Shipping Co Russia, outward bound from Sharpness (having sailed at 01.12). At 12.42 cargo vessel Eider, 3,672 tons d.w., owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 17.00 cargo vessel Countess Anne, 2,684 tons d.w., owners Grafin Anna KG Germany, inward bound for Newport.
5.3 at 0952 dredger UKD Bluefin, 5,500 tons d.w ., owners Associated British Ports London, outward bound from Cardiff (having sailed at 03.30). At 11.09 Clare Christine, 3,850 tons d.w., owners Wolfgand Grimpe Marine Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth (having sailed at 13.12 4.3).
6.3 at 0939 cargo vessel Sormovskiy 3068 , 3,391 tons d.w., inward bound for Cardiff (seen again on 10.3 at 11.35 outward bound from Barry, having sailed at 06.33), and at the same time cargo vessel Karla C, 6,250 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Cowes IOW, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 10.05 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,420 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury (having sailed at 06.31). At 11.15 vehicle carrier Hermes Leader, 20,941 tons d.w., owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan, inward bound for Portbury .
7.3 at 09.32 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.20 container ship Maria P, 5,580 tons d.w., owners Pioneer Bay Schiffahrts Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.
10.3 at 11.35 cargo vessel Narwa, 4,050 tons d.w., owners Roland Ship Administration Germany, inward bound for Sharpness. At 18.15 cargo vessel Vita, 4,161 tons d.w., owners Alpha Shipping Co Latvia, outward bound from Sharpness (having sailed at 08.28).
13.3 at 07.30 cargo vessel Clavigo, 3,735 tons d.w., owners Gerhard Wessels Germany, inward bound for Newport.
Fremington Quay, and the price of clay in 1935.