20/1/14 – ‘Welsh Piper’ discharged at Yelland.
No other ships Loaded /Discharged at Yelland or at Bideford in last month.
Oldenburg has been to Sharpness 12/11/13 for drydocking, returns to service March/April ; she has only a few cargo runs during the winter. Returned to Bideford 3/12/13
Arco Dart at Appledore 29/1/14
The Irish patrol vessel LE Samuel Beckett being built at Appledore is still due to go on trials mid-February.
According to the Journal website the cruise ship Prisendam is due off Ilfracombe 26th July for a visit; has been here before. Visit subject to weather conditions
The tug Goliath alongside Bideford Quay 31/1/14 – 14/2/14 to tow the barge Southern Beaver from Yelland oil jetty to Southampton. (This is the second visit to the river since she was built in 1956 as the MSC Scimitar at Appledore). At the time of going to press she was still alongside the Quay.
Bristol Channel Observations
16/1/14 at 08.24 vehicle carrier Electra 28127 tons d.w, owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway & Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.45 container ship D.S Agility 13,856 tons d.w, owners DS Activity UND DS Agility Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.55 cargo vessel Hunteborg 6100 tons d.w, owners Wagenborg Shipping BV Netherlands, inward bound for Swansea.
18/1/14 At 11.58 container ship Endeavour 9618 tons d.w owners J.R. Shipping Netherlands inward bound for Avonmouth.
19/1/14 at 09.25 bulk carrier N.S Energy, 74,518 tons d.w., owners SCF Novoship J/S Co (Novorossiysk Shipping Co) Russia, outward bound from Port Talbot (having sailed 17/1. at 04.50 hrs ). She had been anchored off Lundy for two days possibly for engine repairs. Spotted by one of our ardent readers, ship spotter Josh Hulse, passing Ilfracombe about 11.15 and passed Lundy at 12.35 the bulk carrier Redhead, 37,192 tons d.w, owners Pretty Rainbow Shipping SA Hong Kong, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 07.21. At 16.40 cargo vessel Inge, 4,140 tons d.w., owners Dankern Hermann Lohmann Germany, inward bound for Portbury. At 16.50 vehicle carrier Sapphire Ace, owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Seen again at 14.28 20/1/14 outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 11.49).
21/1/14 at 15.25 cargo vessel Vronedijk 4450 tons d.w, owners Navigia Shipmanagement BV Netherland. At 16.32 vehicle carrier Grande Portogallo, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 13.46 ; .at 12.46 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
2/2/14 At 14.50 container ship Endeavour, 9,168 tons d.w, owners J.R. Shipping Netherlands inward bound for Avonmouth 24 hrs late -usually arrives on a Saturday; could have been delayed by bad weather.
4/2/14 at 10.50 cargo vessel Arklow Rambler, 4,400 tons d.w, owners Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V Holland inward bound for Sharpness.
7/2/14 at 16.40 vehicle carrier Grande Europe 18461 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury.
8/2/14 anchored off Clovelly sheltering from the weather conditions the cargo vessel Pascal outward bound, and the Klaipeda ; this vessel returned further up the Bristol Channel to shelter off Minehead.
10.2.14 at 08.09 cargo vessel Bounder, 3,202 tons d.w, owners Reederei Erwin Strahlmann Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 0015.. At 08.33 cargo vessel Kliftrans, 3,132 tons d.w, owners Wagenborg Shipping BV Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 03.44. At 10.32 container vessel Endeavour, 9,168 tons d.w, owners J.R Shipping Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth – 2 days late on her original schedule. At 13.03 vehicle carrier Opal Leader, 12,200 tons d.w, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.