monday 22nd August 2016

ELKE K sailed last Friday. Welsh Piper Due. Bendorf cargo of clay for next tides at Bideford.

mv ELKE K has sailed last Friday at 1915 hrs. She had 2,860 tonnes of Ball Clay aboard in two different grades for CASTELLON in the Spanish Mediterranean.

After leaving Bideford in deteriorating weather conditions she had a slow passage to Lands End in the rough sea conditions.

Captain Alex Pieters checking the draft.
Elke K sailing fully loaded under Torridge Bridge.
Elke K reaches the sea on her way to Spain

Suction dredger Welsh Piper is due for YELLAND Quay in the morning with a cargo of sea sand for Notts Contractors. High Water is at 1013 at Yelland. She will be alongside about 0913 and sail at 1130 .

Agents Pike Ward expect a Bendorf (Holland) cargo of Ball Clay to be loaded on the next tides at BIDEFORD QUAY.