In port – Yelland.
Burgtor - (ex- Lady Linda ’04, Mellum ’94, Port Lima ’93) built 1989 ; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda ; owners German ; from Glensanda, to sea for orders ; crew Polish ; arrived 12/05, sailed 14/05 ; cargo 3,500 tons chippings.
In port – Bideford.
Ems Majestic - (ex- Holland ’08, Daniel ’06) built 1996 : flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda ; owners German ; from Warrenpoint to Castellon ; crew Russian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Ukrainian ; arrived 12/05, sailed 15/05 ; loaded 2,770 tons clay.
Welsh Piper 19.4, 30.4.
Oldenburg returned to service from Bideford and Ilfracombe.
In port – Appledore.
Abis Bilbao – built 2010 ; flag Harlingen, Netherlands ; owners Dutch ; from Cork to Rosyth ; crew Dutch & Philipino ; arrived 13-05, sailed 16/05 ; cargo, aircraft carrier components.
Arco Dart at Appledore 15.4, 18.4, 19.4, 27.4, 28.4.
The Irish patrol vessel LE Samuel Beckett , built at Appledore, returned to shipyard on Good Friday at 0815 after completing second series of trials off Lundy. She finally left the river on the 28.4 at 1815, spent a further 14 hrs in the bay for final adjustments, then headed for her home base Cork in Eire. (Next vessel is the Le James Joyce later in the year).
According to the Journal website the cruise ship Prisendam is due off Ilfracombe 26th July for a visit; has been here before. (Subject to weather conditions).
A report in the Gazette that the Kathleen & May is to make a visit to Bideford in August ; I’ll give further details when known.
Bristol Channel Observations
18/4 cargo vessel Arklow Rally, 4,400 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 08.09.
19/4 at 12.35 vehicle carrier Grande Spagne, 12,594 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy outward bound from Portbury, having sailed at 07.34. At 14.47 container ship Endeavour, 9,612 tons d.w., owners J.r. Shipping Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth . At 16.35 bulk carrier Conti Spinell, 75,200 tons d.w, owners Conti 54 Container Nr 7 Germany, outward bound from Port Talbot, having sailed at 13.12; at 18.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carriers Norway, outward bound from Avonmouth having sailed at 14.28.
23/4 at 18.45 container ship Andrea, 11,285 tons d.w., owners Bergen Box Carriers A/S Norway, inward bound for Portbury.
26/4 at 07.40 cargo vessel A.B. Bilboa, 4,212 tons d.w., owners W Bockstiegel Reederei GMBH & Co KG Germany, outward bound from Avonmouth, having sailed at 19.56 . (However, she appeared to be heading eastbound – unknown reason for turning round. At 09.08 passing over Bideford Bay heading westbound). At 10.30 cargo vessel Zita, 4,490 tons d.w., owners Henrick Abrams Germany, outward bound from Cardiff having sailed at 06.48.
27/4 at 11.18 cruise ship Boudicca, 28,388 gross tons, owners Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd U.K., inward bound for Avonmouth. At 17.15 bulk carrier Aasheim, 5,826 tons d.w., owners Hans Martin Torkelsen Norway, inward bound for Avonmouth.
1/5 at 18.16 cargo vessel Arklow Venture, 49,66 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Netherlands, outward bound from Sharpness, having sailed at 10.37.
3/5 at 07.58 product tanker CPO Singapore, 31,737 tons d.w., owners Offen Tankers Germany, inward bound for Portbury.
4./4 at 11.30 small cruise ship Ocean Nova, 2,183 gross tons owners Nova Cruising Ltd Maimi USA, sailing away from Lundy heading toward Milford Haven, having arrived about 09.00 . At 1459 hrs container vessel Endeavour, 9,612 tons d.w., owners J.R. Shipping Netherland, inward bound for Avonmouth (and a day late on her schedule).
6/5/14 at 07.50 bulk carrier Patricia V, 75,345 tons d.w., owners Rostrum Marine SA Greece, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 02.05.
11/5 at 09.00 cargo vessel Celtic Challenger, 3,100 tons d.w., owners Charles W Willie & Co Cardiff, inward bound for Cardiff.
12/5 at 06.30 cargo vessel Anatolia, 30,130 tons d.w., owners Anatolya Shipping Ltd Istanbul Turkey, inward bound for Avonmouth. At 0812 buoy tender vessel Galatea, 1,200 tons d.w owners Trinity House Harwich, inward bound for Swansea . At 15.16 cargo vessel Jia Xing, 22,109 tons d.w., owners Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Co China & Poland, inward bound for Newport.
13/5 at 0816 container vessel Kurkse, 3,250 tons d.w., owners Coral Project SA Estonia, inward bound for Avonmouth.