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Carmet Tug Company Ltd of Bromborough, Wirral,'s 1953 Aberdeen built tug ARDNEIL is seen in the River Mersey passing Eastham, outward from the Manchester Ship Canal, on 3rd May 1989. She had at some point been substantially modernised.

EX-CRUISER-69 (Steel & Bennie, Glasgow)

Since 1999 she has been owned by Aquatec Diving Services, Ghana flagged

4,004 Posts
O.N. 184984. 304g. 122.5 x 31.2 x 12.8 feet
T. 3-cyl. (16 ½”, 27” & 45” x 30”) by the shipbuilder. 1,100 ihp.
Post 1963: 8-cyl. 2 SCSA (368 x 483mm) CRL8 type by Crossley Bros Ltd., Manchester. 1,350bhp
6.1952: Keel laid as CRUISER by A. Hall & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen (Yard No. 744) for Steel & Bennie Ltd., Glasgow.
15.1.1953: Launched
20.3.1953: Registered at Glasgow; Vessel No. 25 of 1953.
21.3.1953: Completed.
11.1963: Re-engined
1969: Sold to Ardrossan Harbour Co. Ltd., Ardrossan, and renamed ARDNEIL.
1978: Sold to Fitag Stifnung, Liechenstein, (A. & N. Vogel, London managers).
1980: Sold to A. Vogel, London.
1980: Sold to Carmet Tug Co. Ltd., Bromborough.
1997: Sold to Aquatec Diving (International) Ltd., Helston, Cornwall. Named altered to ARDNIEL
8.1999: To Takoradi, Ghana registry.
4.2017: Still on SeaWeb as in service but without any updates
IMO No. does not show on MarineTraffic

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