Thursday 8th May 2014

Ships expected at Yelland, Bideford and Appledore.

mv BURGTOR is due to load at GLENSANDA tomorrow and wil arrive at YELLAND ROADS pilot station for Sunday pm She will berth on Monday pm tide (1732 High Water Yelland).

She has been to the estuary previously and is a very handy ship, of an unusual appearance. She will bring some 3200 tonnes of stone chippings for NOTTS CONTACTORS. She will discharge on Tuesday and sail on the pm tide.

mv ABIS BORDEAUX is due for Appledore Middle Yard on Wednesday 14th May 0611 tide to load steel sections for the second aircraft carrier project at ROSYTH, and will sail on the Friday pm tide.

A clay ship is also due for BIDEFORD - she has not yet been fixed (there are several options of ships) and could arrive on Sunday at the earliest, but more likely early in the week.

mv RIG sister to BURGTOR

Mike Pryer crane driver is preparing the berth at BIDEFORD for the clay ships arrival net week with the Harbour crane.

Please note that a photgraph of le SAMUEL BECKETT in a previous report was wrongly attributed to Norman Hardaker when it was taken by Doug Saunders - my apologies for this.