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Wednesday 25th November 2015

mv EDZARD CIRKSENA has sailed from Bideford Quay with a part cargo of some 1,100 tonnes of North Devon Ball clay after a short visit.

She left at 1615 hrs with a draught of 3.6m aft and 3.4m ford. Weather conditions were fresh North Westerly winds and rough sea, and moderate swell.

The pleasant Russian Captain reported that he would be in Teignmouth, if all goes well for tomorrow evenings tide, to load his remaing cargo for Bendorf in Holland. She will be carrying both Ball clay and a parcel of China Clay.

Edzard Cirksena at BidQuayNov15
Edzard Cirksena alongside Bideford Quay today. N. Hardaker photo
 Thom Flaxman was the pilot boat coxswain, with Keith Stevens as crew, and Roger Hoad Pilot.