Wednesday 17th September 2014

mv HELAS sailed yesterday at 1115 hrs from YELLAND QUAY for Newport / Bird Port with a passage estimate of 7 hours.

She has subsequently gone to anchor off the north Somerset coast awaiting a berth at the port which can take two similar sized ships says the master.

The weather was excellent with a south easterly wind.

Boat owners are asked to keep well clear of ships which can only manouevre within the narrow channels and especially not to try to pass ahead when for example racing under sail.