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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: New service to Salford Quays. on: May 21, 2021, 03:59:45 pm
Looks like HENDRIK S has just berthed in the former Manchester dry docks from Dordrecht. Also, ARKLOW RIVAL now at Cargill's from Rouen. Go get 'em, 'teachers'!
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: New To This - Marine Traffic Management & Accuracy on: December 17, 2019, 03:20:24 pm
Happy to help!
The drawbacks with Vessel Finder I find are that it doesn't show any kind of voyage history, only (at best) next port. Also, as far as I am aware, you can't search by port and get a list of vessels in port, ships expected etc.
The problems with Marine Traffic coverage are, I think, down to individuals with the receiving equipment not sharing their data with the website, although it would seem today that coverage of Goole and the Trent has been restored. Happy days!
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: New To This - Marine Traffic Management & Accuracy on: December 15, 2019, 03:24:03 pm
Hello, and welcome to the area! As has been mentioned, Marine Traffic seems to have lost coverage of the upper Humber, so I am currently using two other apps - Ship Tracking, because it has a better voyage history (but still suffers the same problems with live positions), and Vessel Finder - which is poor in other ways but still shows accurate positions for ships within the Goole dock system. If you compare this with the movement logs on the ABP website, you will soon get to know where each of the berths in the docks are. Couple this with the origin or destination of the ship and you will soon have a good idea of the cargoes.
Firstly exports: the two main ones being scrap metal from West Dock North - either to Spain and Portugal, or higher graded aluminium scrap to Tornio in Finland. These ships usually stop at Blacktoft Jetty on the outward voyage because it is rarely possible to make the passage in one go on account of their deep draft. The other regular export is used caravans to Poland and Lithuania, loaded at West Dock South - these ships are obvious by their deck cargo.
Turning to imports - bricks are brought from Bornem (also called Wintham) to Aldam Dock East. The 4 shed covered steel terminal deals with, you've guessed it, steel from the Rhine, Dunkirk and also paper reels, which are currently mainly loaded in Gdynia. The gantry crane in Ship Dock is used to discharge timber cargoes from Arkhangel'sk and also steel cargoes - ships from  Pasajes will normally be carrying steel sections. Another form of steel - wire rod in coils - is normally brought from Szczecin to West Dock North East Corner. Cement cargoes usually come from Aalborg and are obvious because of the specialist bulk cargo ships used. Once or twice a month, a coastal tanker appears, often bringing a part cargo of edible oils to the Kerfoot facility on Barge Dock (the berth known as Carrs Corner), having first called at Hull. Ships from Frederiksvaerk discharge steel at West Dock South East berth. Ships from Malaga or Motril are usually bringing limestone or marble chips. Other bulk cargoes handled are chemicals from Kokkola at Ouse Dock and agribulks from Eastern Europe at Caldaire Terminal, South Dock Terminal or West Dock south. Various grades of chipboard and fibreboard are brought, currently from Riga, Szczecin or Swinoujscie to these same berths.
Ships heading for the wharves at Howdendyke call at Blacktoft Jetty to change pilots and are normally loaded with so-called 'intermediates' for the fertilizer plant or cement for the former Daltrade storage facility if coming from Limerick.
As you will have no doubt found, it is easy to observe the activity in Goole from the A161 (Bridge Street) and from a public footpath which runs from the end of South Street, across the inner gates of Ocean Lock and across the Lowther Bridge, which straddles the channel betwwen Victoria Lock and the rest of the dock system.

4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: October 17, 2019, 09:37:13 am
PEAK AMSTERDAM (8209717) noted as FRI PIONEER Goole 17 October 2019. Not yet in Equasis.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: February 01, 2019, 12:14:56 pm
Offshore supply/support TOISA CORAL IMO 9182057, laid up in Goole since March 2017, noted today renamed SAPFIR (Cyp flag).
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: January 31, 2018, 09:30:24 am
Tug ULUPINAR XV (IMO 9655901), arrived Hull 26 January, is to be renamed NOBLEMAN for SMS Towage Ltd.
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: May 31, 2017, 02:29:42 pm
WILSON HOBRO (IMO 9229128)- noted Goole 30 May 2017 renamed back to HANSEATIC TRADER (ATG)
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Taking of Photographs in public areas at Goole. on: November 03, 2016, 04:44:57 pm
Hi Bry,
That's a worrying development. I did wonder if the fences erected on the wall of West Dock were going to be 'spotter-proof', but happily not. It's difficult to see how they could screen the walkways across the road bridges themselves. I would definitely be inclined to ask ABP for an explanation; I've no objection to being politely asked my motives, but to be told something is unlawful when it clearly isn't is not acceptable.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: November 28, 2015, 04:32:19 pm
Hull based tug ENGLISHMAN (9373058) renamed RUFUS CASTLE registered Portland (UK) noted sailing from Hull on delivery 22 November 2015.
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Russian ships Po R on: November 12, 2015, 01:17:44 am
If I'm not mistaken, the correct spelling is ANGYALFOLD, named after the Hungarian builder's yard.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: March 24, 2014, 12:47:26 pm
THAMESTEEL 1 (IMO 8611221) renamed TAHSIN (Panama flag). Not yet in Equasis. Noted Flixborough 24.03.2014

ICE BIRD (IMO 8915524) renamed VIDFOSS, in Equasis from 1 Feb 2014. Noted Grimsby 26.02.2014.
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Trip reports / Re: Day at Ipswich/Felixstowe/Lowestoft & Gt Yarmouth on: January 05, 2008, 12:51:48 pm
At the moment, ships keep well to the North all the way from Hull to Ferriby, apart from a small area between the old shipyard at Hessle and the Humber Bridge, so St Andrews Quay, the Humber Bridge and the Ferriby foreshore are all good spots for photography. Summer evenings are best for both the volume of traffic and the angle of the sun.
I've heard said that the channels in the Humber tend to 'flex' over time, so a penalty for the channel above the Humber Bridge coming over to the North side may be that the channel below the bridge may eventually switch to the New Holland side... time will tell.

I visited Paull recently and although the views are terrific in both directions, it's probably the worst spot on the Humber for the angle of the sun during the main part of the day.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Equasis on: January 06, 2007, 04:24:18 pm
On the plus side, there is now a 'history' tab, which gives details of previous names without having to access the classification society's website.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Renamings on: November 26, 2005, 12:41:18 pm
The coaster you are thinking of was the HILDEGARD, I remember her on the PAL Line service, a regular at 25 shed here in Goole! According to my records. she was renamed NANNA in 1983 under the German flag, I have a photo of her as such in Hull Roads in 1985. Alfter that, she was renamed ALKI in 1989 and ATHINA S in 1991. I don't have a record of her fate, so she may well still be trading somewhere in the Eastern Med.
Hope this information helps you...
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