N40#135 Catco

Video; Transfer to Port des Minimes

Collection; Rochefort
Destination; Port Hueneme
Shipping Service; Southampton to Port Hueneme


19th December 2018; Loading to ship expected on 22nd January. The main reason for the issue is port delays.

Vessel was delayed in Piraeus due to labour and tugboat strikes.

Vessel was delayed further in Zeebrugge due to other vessel movements and heavy workload.

I’m still trying to reach someone who can repair the gelcoat scratch.

18th December 2018; Surveyor reports

The wind was fairly strong with around 0.5m of chop on the water and so the yacht was pitching around quite heavily at times.

When lifted, grazes in the gel were noted at the aft end of the starboard topside and forward of the forward sling position, consistent with contact with the quay wall.  Please see photographs of these attached.  There was also glue residue on the port aft corner of the transom, which was deemed pre-delivery.

I did note that while the yacht was moored alongside the crew were not continuously monitoring the fenders, which could fall between the corrugations of the quay wall while hanging vertically and so there was some assistance required from the shore at times, lifting fenders into position and fending off the yacht against the wall.  Ben also had to advise them to raise the fenders, which were too low on arrival and suggested it may worthwhile to advise skippers to consider hanging fenders longitudinally when coming alongside 34 berth in the future.

Best regards,


12th December 2018; Lifted on to quay

BL number – GB1914351
Shipping line SCAC code – WLWH
Vessel – Tijuca
ETS Southampton – 21/12
ETA Port Hueneme – 16/01/19

11th December 2018; Arrived Southampton

11th December 2018; Crane due to lift to quay at 1300 on the 12th.

10th December 2018; Departed Concarneau. ETA Southampton 11th evening.

07th December 2018; Shipping forecast indicates;

Gale warning – issued: 03:43 on Fri 7 Dec 2018 UTC
Gale force 8 veering westerly imminent
Wind; Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
Sea state; Moderate at first in southeast, otherwise rough or very rough, but becoming high for a time in far north.

04th December 2018; Stopped Concarneau in old fishing port to await better weather. Shipping forecast indicates;

Wind; South or southeast 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state; Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.

Captain reports;

Stbd forward bilge pump, possibly a float switch issue. Dried bilge and checked filter. Otherwise all worked perfectly

03rd November 2018; Departed La Rochelle for Lorient weather permitting.

30th November 2018; Weather continues to be a problem as they prepare.

Shipping forecast; Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon. Wind; West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Sea state; Rough or very rough.

29th November 2018; Crew on board. Met with Jean Mathieu for briefing. Sat tracking activated.

WX. Gales forecast all areas. Low 100 miles west of Bailey 964 expected east Bailey 955 by midnight tonight. Low north Fitzroy 993 expected just north of Faeroes 963 by same time

28th November 2018; Crew traveling to boat.

27th November 2018; Insurance questionnaire received, signed and returned.

23rd November 2018;  Crew fly to France 28th Dec. and join boat Thursday morning for a handover from Nautitech

Passage to UK will be weather permitting. Looking to lift out of water UK around 14th December and load to ship 17th December

16th November 2018; In water inspection by Scott in La Rochelle

12th November 2018; The Open 40/135 is being collected today and delivered to Les Minimes



Download; Bill of Laden

Download; handover from Nautitech

Download; Hull Insurance

Download; Cargo Insurance form p1

Download; Cargo Insurance form p2

Download; Freight Booking Note

Download; Temp Registration

Download; Cargo Insurance

Download; Booking note

Download; Surveyors report

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