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Shipping notes No. 145 (March/ April).

Bideford Quay. No shipping movements since last issue. Capt Hoad, the Harbour Master and Pilot, retired as Harbour Master on the 31st March but will be staying on as pilot to help to train his replacement. I would like to … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 144 (February/ March).

In Port – Bideford Quay. Fehn Caledonia – (ex – Rhine Express, 2014); built 2013; flag Antigua; owners German; crew Latvian, Ukrainian, & Russian; from Avonmouth to Castellon; arrived 7/3, sailed 10/3 ; loaded 2,350 tons ball clay. Appledore. The … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 143 (January/ February).

In port – Yelland Quay. Arklow Resolve – built 2004: flag Rotterdam; owners Dutch; crew Russian; from Glensanda to Avonmouth; arrived 13/1, sailed 15/1; discharged 4,700 tons chippings (this was the largest cargo ever discharged or loaded in the Taw/ … 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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