10 ships dock at Wisbech for third consecutive month

Runner completed cargo ops and waiting for the next tide

Runner completed cargo ops and waiting for the next tide - Credit: Runner completed cargo ops and waiting for the next tide

Wisbech Standard and Cambs Times columnist Darren Green provides a summary of arrivals for the port of Wisbech during March 2021.  

For the third consecutive month this year, 10 ships arrived at the port of Wisbech, one vessel with bricks and the other nine with timber from Riga in Latvia.

The first arrivals of the month were the Sandal and the Kata both arriving on the first PM tide with timber, Seg then arrived on the second AM tide with timber making it three vessels in port at the same time for the third time this year. 

Seg completed cargo ops and waiting for the next tide whilst Sandal still has cargo on board to discharge.

Seg completed cargo ops and waiting for the next tide whilst Sandal still has cargo on board to discharge. - Credit: DARREN GREEN

Sandal sailed on the second PM tide. Douwent arrived on the third AM tide with Bricks from The Netherlands.

Kata sailed on the third PM tide followed by Seg on the fourth PM tide and Douwent on the fifth PM tide.


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The next arrivals were on the 17th PM tide with the Runner making her first call to the Cambridgeshire port with Timber.

At 12.6m she is the widest vessel to have arrived at the port in almost 20 years. The current record is held by the Figaros at 13.85m back in Aug 2001. 

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Seg also arrived on the same tide making her second call of the month with timber.

Sandal made her second call of the month arriving on the 18th PM tide with timber making it three vessels in port for the second time this month and the fifth time this year. 

Runner and Seg both sailed on the 19th PM tide and the Sandal on the 20th PM tide.

Lianne arrived on the 27th AM tide with timber; this was only her second call to the port having previously called in October 2012 when she loaded a cargo of scrap for export. She then sailed on the AM tide 28th.

The Runner made a return call again on the 30th PM tide with timber.

Seg made her third call of the month arriving on the 31st AM tide, again with timber from Riga.  

Runner sailed on the 31st PM tide and Seg sailed on the evening tide on April 1.

The maximum size of vessel that can berth at the port of Wisbech is 83m long x 13m wide x 4.88m deep.


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