friday 24th August 2012

Vasiliy Shukshin arrives with new crew - Nowhere Island due in for shelter - Datchet reactivated

John Eccles image of Vasiliy Shukshin off Appledore Aug 12
John Eccles excellent image of Vasiliy Shukshin passing the lifeboat this morning

mv Vasiliy Shukshin berthed this morning about 1100 hrs she has a new crew - the old one was on board for over 4 months - and will await her load of logs due next Wednesday. She will sail on the Thursday evening tide for WISMAR Germany.

The art Project nowhere Island will enter the estuary tonight, and although not compulsory for this size vessele has ordered a Pilot. She is entering due to stress of weather and is likely to be berthed at Bideford quay at 2330hrs tonight. The artificial Island will be towed by a tug which has a Norwegian skipper. She has visited several ports on her journey latterly St Ives and Newquay.

She is due at Ilfracombe for the 1st September next.