Monday 6th May 2013


MV Baltiyskiy 201 arrived off port yesterday after high water, ready to enter port on the 0400 morning tide. The pilot Roger Hoad was taken out to the ship by Thom Flaxman helm, and crew Martin Foot.

The night was clear and calm and moonless, the ship was well run with the Captain speaking reasonable working English. Pilot boarded between the Bar buoy and the Fairway buoy at 0300 hrs, and was all fast alongside by 0400 hrs. Pilot boat left Bideford at 0200hrs and was all fast again at Bideford by 0500 hrs.

The ship will load logs on wednesday starting at 0600 and will be ready to sail on Thursday morning at 0530 hrs. The jetty owner was on hand as the ship berthed early this morning.