Thursday 19th March 2015


mv MARLEY has arrived at BIDEFORD QUAY ready to load ball clay for CASTELLON IN SPAIN.

Her crew mainly of Ukrainians and two Russians of six in total, had sailed from NEWPORT on the previous tide. She had discharged steel pipes which are rain sensitive, and together with 'holidays' the Captain reported a long discharge of about a week at Newport.

The ship handled well, with sensitive steering requiring little helm. The crew were pleasant and helpful.

She was all fast alongside at 0445 - Bideford's high water. She is scheduled to sail on Friday at 1730 hrs.

Pilot R. Hoad Pilot boat crew john Pavitt and Thom.


I have to report that well known local catamaran owner Geoff Young passed away peacefully in Switzerland after a progressive illness yesterday.

His boat was called STARFISH and had recently completed a journey south to southern Portugal and warmer climes.