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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?
 

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David,

I found this on the net which may start you off:

http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/viewship.asp?id=406

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

Brian
 

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That explains it! I was looking for a coaster, not a dredger. I have found out she was the largest dredger permanently assigned to a UK port at the time.
 

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Aberavon.

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)
 

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Ahoy,

Here some details more:
Name: Caniço
IMO number: 6910829
Type: Trailing suction hopper dredger
Owner: Arinerte Sociedade de Exploracao Commercialazacao de Inertes da Madeira
Built by: Ferguson Bros., Port Glasgow
Year: 1969
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
Note:photo was send some time ago by a dredger "fan"
 

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Sorry, but the "yellow dredger" in the photo is not Caniço,but the ARCO.
Caniço ex Aberavon had a black hull, a large and high superstructures after, a blue funnel and 4 grab-cranes
 
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