IN PORT – Yelland.
Leonid Leonov – built 1994 : flag Valletta, Malta : owners Russian : from Silloth to Wismar or Lubeck : crew Russian : arrived 23.8, sailed 25.8 : loaded 2,250 tons timber.
Welsh Piper at Yelland 7.9.13
Southern Beaver still at Yelland . Datchet moved to Yelland.
IN PORT – Bideford.
Oldenburg continues sailing from Bideford and Ilfracombe with good passenger numbers in the favourable weather. (Sailing until end of October).
Arco Dart at Appledore 7.9.13, 9.9.13, 10.9.13.
Bristol Channel observations.
15/8/13 at 09.07 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Payton Maritima SA Toyko (in the colours of Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan), outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 02.22.
16/8/13 at 12.07 bulk carrier Grand Diva, 76,596 tons d.w., owners Fairwind Navigation SA Japan inward bound for Portbury . At 19.28 cargo vessel Douwes D. 3,500 tons d.w., owners WIJNNE & Barends Cargadoors -en- Agenttuukantoren BV Netherlands, inward bound for Birdport. At 21.28 vehicle carrier Grande Benelux, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.
17/8/13 At 0917 container vessel Endeavour, 9,162 tons d.w, owners JR Shipiing Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth. (This vessel is a regular trader and can usually be seen between 06.00 and 11.00 every Saturday, inward from Bilbao).
20/8/13 at 07.34 bulk carrier Cic Captain Veniamis, 171,448 tons d.w., owners Cape Express Shipping Greece, inward bound for Port Talbot. At 12.10 cruise ship Saga Ruby, 24,492 gross tons, owners Saga Group UK passed to south of Lundy en route to the Isles of Scilly.
21/8/13 at 11.03 cargo vessel Nordic Chantal, 4,033 tons d.w., owners Liniti Shipping Co. Ltd Norway, inward bound for Sharpness. At 12.37 cargo vessel Bianco Olivia Bulker, 32,500 tons d.w., owners Danred V K.S Denmark, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 13.50 vehicle carrier Grande Roma, 14,900 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.
22/8/13.at 11.28 cargo vessel Flinterrachel, 5,622 tons d.w., owners Flinter Group Netherlands, inward bound for Newport. At 12.43 vehicle carrier Grande Scandinavia, 18,440 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury .
23/8/13 at 14.15 (later than usual) container ship Endeavour, 9,162 tons d.w., owners JR Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.
26/8/13 all day from 07.00 to 18.00 cruise ship Minerva, 2,004 tons gross, owners Swan Hellenic Uk anchored Lundy Island, then sailed off for the Isles of Scilly.
28/8/13 at 14.35 cargo vessel Priwall, 3,735 tons d.w, owners Brink & Wolffel Germany, inward bound for Birdport. At 15.14 cargo vessel Scot Ranger, 3,418 tons d.w, owners Scotline ltd UK, inward bound for Swansea.
29/8/13at 07.40 sail training vessel Stavros S Niarchos, 60 tons gross,owners Tall Ships Youth Trust U.K., inward bound for Barry ; she stopped of overnight off Ilfracombe and continued on the 30th. (This vessel was built at Appledore in the late ’90s). At 16.45 cargo vessel Arklow Venus, 4,903 tons d.w., owners BBS Bulk 1X AS Netherlands, outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 10.18. At 17.46 container vessel Maersk Windhoek, 21,441 tons d.w, owners Takagawa Line Inc Japan, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 13.07 . At 19.30 cargo vessel Karen C , 6,250 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Cowes, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 12.41 hrs.
30/8/13 At 10.07 vehicle carrier Grande Detriot, 12,353 tons d.w., owners ACL Shipmanagement AB Sweden (part of the Grimaldi Group) inward bound for Portbury. At 19.24 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,690 tons d.w., owners UECC Unipessoal Funchal Maderia, inward bound for Portbury : passing outward bound at same time cargo vessel Abis Cardiff, 6,050 tons d.w., owners Abis Shipping BV Netherlands, having sailed from Birdport at 22.58 (28th having been anchored of Minehead awaiting orders). At 20.20 bulk carrier Genco Commudus, 169,078 tons d.w., owners Genco Commodus New York, inward bound for Port Talbot.
1/9/13 At 08.20 bulk carrier Anangel Trust, 180,391 tons d.w., owners Angelicoussis Shipping Group Ltd Greece, inbound for Port Talbot. At 09.07 cargo vessel Wilson Brugge, 3,694 tons d.w., owners Wilson ASA Norway, inward bound for Newport. At 10.50 Pinta, 2,795 tons d.w, owners Interscan Shiffahrts GMBH Germany, outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 04.47.
2/9/13 at 06.40 cargo vessel Marlene, 4,685 tons d.w, owners Marlene GMBH & Co KG Germany, inward bound for Avonmouth.
3/9/13 at 20.06 cargo vessel UBC Salaverry, 33,305 tons d.w., owners Hartmann Schiffahrts GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Port Talbot, having sailed at 17.12