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I am seeking information on the sinking of the Westland Producer. Vessel was sunk and later salvaged off Garrison Point, Sheerness. about 1962 or 63.
 

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Ahoy John,

Here some details of the Westland Producer, and I tried to translate the text.;

Ahoy,
Here the translation of her details[Bijzonderheden]:
Launched as WESTLAND PRODUCER.
On 27 November 1963 she had a collison with the Panamese vessel URANIA at the estuary river Thames and sunk.
In 1964 again in service
In 1967 rebuilt, and lengthened till 56.86 m and BRT:499, and was fitted for container service.
In 1972 VITA NOVA-Panamese Flag
In 1987 to the "de Leeuw-Den Helder" for use as recreation purposes.
In 1989 renamed ALTEA-Flag Honduras
In october 1989 she was stopped in the English Channel with drugs o/b and captured.
In service as a trainee vessel at Rochester for war on drugs.
In 1991 towed to Liverpool and layed up there.
In 2000 the vessel was still there
In 2004 no longer registered.
 

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Thanks Ruud and Bruce.
It all rings a bell now. My school overlooked the Sheerness Approach where I used to see this ship and the Westland Trader arriving with produce from Holland, they used to return with livestock. In later years when I started as a pilot on the Medway I used to see the ship moored up at Upnor where the SBS and Customs used to train on her. I can now pass on all this to the old boy who first asked me about it...and thus led me on to this site which is a bonus!
Rgds John (Thumb)
 
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