A ship recently sold for scrap was named "Canico". Paul Mason's site says she was built in 1969 as the "Aberavon" 2,642 dwt.
Can anyone tell me who were her original owners and more on the history of this coaster?
It gives the following basic info plus names of a couple of people who may be able to provide more information.
Built: Ferguson Shipbuilders Port Glasgow, Last Name: CANICO (1991) Propulsion: diesel Launched: Friday, 07 March 1969 Built: 1969 Ship Type: Dredger Tonnage: 2246 grt Owner History:
British Transport Docks Board Cardiff
Arinerte Sociedade de Exploracao Commercialazacao de Inertes da Madeira (current owners) Status: Active - 2005 Remarks: Now used as an aggregates carrier
David, re the Aberavon she was 4 craned mud dredger based mainly in Swansea her skipper from new was Bob Jones who was a mate of mine who died last year. When sold she went to dredge clear sand for glass making off the Algarve Coast thats the last I heard of her .Spent many times aboard with Bob. Hope this helps regards Chris Rogers (new member)
Here some details more:
IMO number: 6910829
Type: Trailing suction hopper dredger
Owner: Arinerte Sociedade de Exploracao Commercialazacao de Inertes da Madeira
Built by: Ferguson Bros., Port Glasgow
Total installed power: kW Hopper capacity: m3
Length o.a.: 76,5 m Length b.p.: 71,6 m
Breadth: 15,0 m
Draught: 5,0 m Speed: kn
Suction pipes: mm Dredging depth: m
History: - Originally built for the British Transport Docks Board (Cardiff) under the name 'Aberavon' in 1969 -
Sold to Arinerte and renamed 'Caniço' in 1991
Notehoto was send some time ago by a dredger "fan"