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Monday 24th December 2012

Happy Christmas! Ships due.

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM BIDEFORD HARBOUR!

Further to the last update mv Rig has been fixed for the 7th Jan onwards for YELLAND QUAY to load logs.

Euroforest have stated that they will use both ports (Bideford and Yelland) to increase the tidal window for ship arrivals after the initial trial.

The quay owners will be placing navigation buoys in the river, so that night navigation will become possible.

A clay ship is due at Bideford for the mid January tides for Bideford, for Castellon, Spain.

MS Oldenburg has returned from Sharpness drydock and has completed a run to LUNDY for Christmas supplies. She is now laid safely alongside in Bideford's sheltered harbour.

Excessive rain continues to deepen and move channels within the estuary. At Bideford the eastern side of the river is scouring, with the western side silting somewhat.

From the harbour and Pilot crew. A HAPPY NEW YEAR.