In Port – Yelland.
Sylve – (ex- Vios, 2001 : Morgenstod 2, ’97) : built 1990 : flag Limassol, Cyprus : owners Estonian : from Wicklow to Wismar : crew Russian & Estonian : arrived 2/3/14, sailed 3/3/14 : loaded 2,300 tons timber.
Celtic Pioneer – (ex- Leeswig, ”06 : Claus Jurgens, ’93) : built 1985 : flag Cardiff : owners British : from Glensanda to Plymouth : crew Polish : arrived 6/3/14, sailed 8/3/14 : discharged 3,300 tons chippings.
Welsh Piper – 19/2/14.
In port – Bideford.
Zita – (ex- Claudia Isabel, 2000 : Alserbach, ’13) : built 1997 : flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda : owners German : from Cardiff to Castellon : crew Russian & Philippino : arrived 2/3/14, sailed 4/3/14 : loaded 2,860 tons ball clay. (This is the largest ship, in terms of deadweight , to berth at Bideford).
Oldenburg has been to Sharpness 12.11.13 for drydocking, returns to service 1st April ; she has been on a few cargo runs during the winter.
Arco Dart at Appledore 5.3.14, 6.3.14.
The Irish patrol vessel LE Samuel Beckett (being built at Appledore) sailed on the 15th March for her first sea trials – seen crossing the bar at 05.35.
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).
A report in the Gazette that the Kathleen & May is to make a visit to Bideford in August ; will give further details when known.
The tug Goliath alongside Bideford quay 31.1.14-15.3.14 to tow the barge Southern Beaver from Yelland oil jetty to Southampton. (This is her second visit to the River since she was built in 1956 as the MSC Simitar at Appledore). She has not been able to sail because the wind has been in excess of Force 4 which is the limit of her operating capabilities.
Bristol Channel Observations.
15/2/14 at 11.03 vehicle carrier Toreador, 22,098 tons d.w., owners Wilhelmsen Line Car Carriers Southampton, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at18.48. (14.2.14 - she passed very slowly due to very heavy weather conditions).
16/2/14 at 10.21 vehicle carrier Centaurus Leader, 21,471 tons d.w, owners Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
19/2/14 at 09.05 cargo vessel Monica Meuller, 3,723 tons d.w, owners Otto A Muller Schiffahrt GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.
21/2/14 at 12.45 vehicle carrier Autosun 6670 tons d.w owners UECC Unipessoal Ltd Mareira, inward bound for Portbury.
22/2/14 At 06.30 with all her deck lights on, the cruise ship Discovery, 20,216 gross tons, owners All Leisure Holidays Ltd, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 13.40 cargo vessel Ciudad de Cadiz, 3,500 tons d.w., owners Anita 2 SNC France, inward bound for Portbury to discharge cars ;normally carries airbus parts. At 13.14 the cargo vessel Andre W, 5,200 tons d.w., owners Andre W GMBH & Co K.G. Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 11.30.
24/2/14 at 08.15 vehicle carrier Morning Menad, 12,300 tons d.w., owners Eukor Car Carriers Inc South Korea, inward bound for Portbury.
26/2/14 at 09.04 container vessel Endeavour, 9,612 tons d.w, owners J.R Shipping Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth, (still running late from her normal weekend schedule arrival). At 18.20 cargo vessel Zita, 4,490 tons d.w., owners Abrams Schiffahrts GMBH & Co. Germany, inward bound for Cardiff with 4000 tons cat litter. Her next voyage is loading clay at Bideford for discharge at Castellon.
1/3/14 at 12.05 cargo vessel Pretty Universe, 35,000 tons d.w., owners Pretty Universe Shipping SA Hong Kong, inward bound for Newport.
3/3/14 at 10.20 vehicle carrier Maple Ace 2, 15,361 tons d.w., owners Mitsui OSK Lines Japan, inward bound for Portbury.
4/3/14 at 07.55 cargo vessel Fri Ocean, 3,400 tons d.w., owners Kopervik Shipping AS Norway, inward bound for Sharpness.
6/3/14 at 08.58 cargo vessel Eva Maria Meuller, 3,722 tons d.w., owners Otto A Muller Schiffahrt GMBH Germany, inward bound for Sharpness.
8/3/14 at 15.05 vehicle carrier Grande Mediterrraneo, 18,427 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.
10/3/14 at 07.17 vehicle carrier Euro Spirit, 15,483 tons d.w., owners Nissan Motor Car Carriers Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.02 bulk carrier Goya, 75,759 tons d.w., owners A.S. J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi Norway, inward bound for Portbury.