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Shipping notes No. 179 (February).

Bideford Quay. No commercial shipping since last issue. Oldenburg returned from her annual drydocking at Sharpness on the 27th Feb . Appledore. There has been no news, despite all the promises from Mr Cox, MP, that the yard would be … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 178 (January).

Yelland Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Bristol Channel Observations. 4/1 at 08.00 bulk carrier Izmir, 63,200 tons d.w., owners Izmir Maritime ltd Turkey, inward bound for Portbury. At 15.56 cargo vessel Kertu, … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Richmond Dock, Appledore.

Work progresses on the recycling of old vessels  –  photos Norman Hardaker. (Compare with our September article here ).

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“Matthew” calls at Bideford – 6th March.

These photos, taken by “Buzz” shipping correspondent Norman Hardaker, show the “Matthew” as she visited Bideford on 6th March to take on stores. “Matthew” is a replica of the caravel used by John Cabot for his 1497 voyage from Bristol … Continue reading

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