Sunday 8th February 2015


MV Welsh Piper Sunday, 08 February 2015


Welsh Piper in 0615hrs. Capt Gary. Arrived at first light. Alongside at 0740 ((HW 0822). Sailed at 0935 5.7m on tide board d = 3.4m Discharged 1200 tonnes of sand for N|otts Contractors.

Calm Seas, tide cut approx 30 - 40 cms.

Ship bound for AVONMOUTH next after loading her cargo at sea in the Bristol Channel.

The Captain is a 'floater' who serves on many of the company ships. His next ship can carry 10,000 tonnes of sand / aggregates and can discharge in just 5 hours. it will operate mainly around the River Thames / East Coast near continent.

Pilot R. Hoad Crew John Pavitt & Thom Flaxman.

from previous post :



Babcock Appledore shipyards Le JAMES JOYCE Will now sail for trials in early March rather than 17th Feb as planned.‎