Tuesday 25th June 2013

Leonid Leonov in port of Bideford

Leonid Leonov passing Appledore inbound yesterday Norman Hardaker

mv LEONID LEONOV inbound at APPLEDORE for BIDEFORD. She has now loaded approx 2200 tonnes of Ball Clay for NAANTALI in the BALTIC.

Her crew are Russian, and her last port was Ipswich. She was delayed on the coastal ballast passage by strong winds causing rough seas.

The Pilot was Paul Gyurgyak, Pilot boat crew John Pavitt and Thom Flaxman. Michael Pryer had prepared the berth using TDC's crane prior to the arrival.

The ship swinging to starboard - photo by Norman Hardaker