ANDESCOL in Tilbury

Jack Willis

The coaster ANDESCOL in Tilbury. I do not have any more details RWJ.

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  • The Andescol ended up in Antigua out of service, a hulk on the north side of St Johns Deep Water Harbour. In 1995 hurricane Luis floated her long enough for her to be blown across the harbour to sink at shore end of Heritage Quay.
    I was involved in the salvage later that same season where she was partially lifted by derrick barges, assisted by airbags and towed to Soldiers Bay which is nearer the entrance to St Johns Harbour on the south side of the inlet. She was sat back on the ocean floor in about 15 ft of water a few hundred feet from the beach,

    By ian steele (12/10/2020)
  • The small motor coaster ANDESCOL (191 tons gross, 254 tons deadweight) was built at Hoogezand, Holland, in 1961 for London & Rochester Trading Co Ltd (Crescent Shipping). It stayed with that company until November 1982, when it was sold to Alan J Pratt, of Gillingham. In 1988 it was sold to a partnership named Adams Brothers, and its port of registry was changed from Colchester to Kingstown, St Vincent. It was still apparently still trading on the eastern UK coast up to 1992, when it “dropped off the radar”.

    By Roger Jordan (03/07/2014)

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