In port -Yelland.
Aressa - (Ex Baltiyskiy 105) ; built 1978 ; flag St. Petersburg ; owners Russian ; from Warrenpoint to Lubeck ; crew Russian ; arrived 28.11.13, sailed 30.11.13 ; loaded 2,250 tons timber.
Pride - (ex Wani Pride, 2005 : Accumersiel , 2002) ; built 2002 ; flag Gibraltar ; owners German ; from Glensanda to Briton Ferry ; crew Russian & Ukrainian ; arrived 29.12.2013, sailed 7.1.2014 ; discharged 3,000 tons chippings. (This vessel was originally due before Christmas;she loaded at Glensanda on the 19th then went to anchorage at Loch Linnie due to the bad weather,sailed down the Irish coast as far as Drogheda where again she had to shelter due to adverse weather conditions. Berthed on the 29th awaiting rising tides,completed discharge on evening of 30th, but due to weather could not sail until 7/1/14).
In port – Bideford.
Oldenburg has been to Sharpness 12.11.13 for drydocking, returns to service March/April (apart from a few cargo runs during the winter. Returned to Bideford 3.12.13)
It is with regret that we received news before Christmas of the death of the owner of the Kathleen and May, Steve Clarke OBE ; everybody connected with Buzz send their condolences to his family.
In port – Appledore.
Arco Dart at Appledore 16.11.13, 17.11.13, 1.12.13, 2.12.13.
The Irish patrol vessel, LE Samuel Beckett being built at Appledore is still due to go on trials at the end of January.
According to the Journal website the cruise ship Prisendam is due off Ilfracombe 26 July for a visit (subject to weather conditions ) ; she has been here before.
Bristol Channel Observations
14.11.13 at 13.47 cargo vessel Algarve, 36,120 tons d.w, owners Camargue Schippahrtsgesell Germany, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 08.25.
15.11.13 at 08.35 cargo vessel YongXing, 22,307 tons d.w, owners Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Co China/Poland, outward bound from Newport, having sailed at 03.49
16.11.13 at 15.15 cargo vessel Yangtze Ambition, 32,088 tons d.w., owners Tianjin CMB Sea Passion Shpg Shanghai China, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Seen again outward bound 23.11.13 at 15.00, having sailed at 09.23).
17.11.13 at 09.51 vehicle carrier Mignon, 28,127 tons d.w, owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway & Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 13.34 vehicle carrier Emerald Leader, 10,819 tons d.w owners Nippon Yusen Kiasha of Japan inward bound for Portbury.
22.11.13 at 11.55 container vessel DS Agility, 13,856 tons d.w, owners DS Activity UND DS Agility Germany, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 09.01. At 12.45 tanker Tarantella, 46,764 tons d.w, owners Whitefin Shipping Co Ltd Houston USA, inward bound for Portbury.
23.11.13 at 15.54 hrs bulk carrier Burgia, 79,403 tons d.w, owners Burgia Schiffahrts Germany outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 10.09.
24.11.13 at 09.20 vehicle carrier Euro Spirit ,15,483 tons d.w., owners Nissan Motorcar Carriers Japan, inward bound for Portbury. At 12.52 vehicle carrier Grande Italia, 12,594 tons d.w owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 07.27 .
27.11.13 at 09.06 vehicle carrier Grande Mediteranno, 18,427 tons d.w, owners Grimaldi Line of Italy inward bound for Portbury. At 11.10 vehicle carrier Grande Colonia, 12,292 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Group of Italy, inward bound for Portbury.
6.12.13 at 14.09 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners GrimaldiLine of Italy inward bound for Portbury.
17.12.13 at 14.00 vehicle carrier Global Spirit, 16,493 tons d.w., owners NissanMotor Car Carriers Japan inward bound for Portbury.
Various ships anchored at Clovelly on the 23/24.12.13 Scot Ranger (outward bound from Swansea) sailed on the 24th ; the other vessel was the Stadum, which sailed off to Newport.
26.12.13 at 13.02 the bulk carrier Cape Stefanic, 172,566 tons d.w, outward bound from Port Talbot. At 14.15 cargo vessel Birch 1, 24,306 tons d.w., owners Birch Shipping Ltd Hong Kong, inward bound for Avonmouth. (Also seen again outward bound on 31.12.13 at 14.30, having sailed from Avonmouth at 07.37).
Again between the 29.12.13 /1.1.14 various ships anchored off Clovelly as follows : the Vanguard (outward from Sharpness), the Burgtor (outward from Ireland), and the Selene Prahm (outward from Cardiff) – all sheltering from the adverse weather.
2.1.14 at 10.55 vehicle carrier Glovis Cougar, 22,532 tons d.w., owners GL Cougar Shipping Inc Marshall Islands, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 08.38
10.1.14 at 09.11 vehicle carrier Grande Ellade, 18,440 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward bound for Portbury. At 10.30 bulk carrier AP.Jadran, 79,336 tons d.w., owners Atlan Ice Panamax Corp Dubrovnik Croatia, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 05.27 . At 13.48 bulk carrier Panamax Sterling, 78,932 tons d.w., owners PX Sterling Marine SA Greece, inward bound for Portbury.
13.1.14 at 08.40 cargo vessel Chipolbrok Galaxy, 30,330 tons d.w., owners Chinese Polish Joint Stock Shipping Co China and Poland, inward bound for Newport.
14.1.14 at 10.48 bulk carrier Boronia K, 33,677 tons d.w, owners Tri Bulkships S.A Japan, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 05.32