Category Archives: Iago

M.T. Belgaum – GY218

Technical

Official Number: 184939
Yard Number: 927
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage: 577
Length: 160.9 ft
Breadth: 30.3 ft
Depth: 15′ 3″
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Beverley
Engine: 1050bhp Mirlees, Bickerton & Day
Speed: 13 knots

History

1956: Built for F & T Ross Ltd, Grimsby (Prince Philip GY 218)
12.08.1961: Sold to Abunda Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby and renamed BELGAUM.
01.01.1975: Sold to Iago Steam Fishing Co, Fleetwood.
1978: Sold to Dominion Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood.
1979: Sold for scrap to Medway Secondary Metals Ltd
17.03.1979 arrived at Rainham, Kent for breaking.

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M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Belgaum GY218

M.T. Belgaum GY218
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Changelog
01/10/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Captain Inman – LO62

Technical

Official Number: 302960
Yard Number: 332
IMO 5062833
Gross Tonnage: 437
Net Tonnage: 147
Length: 139′ 8″
Breadth: 28′ 4″
Depth: 14′ 6″
Oil Engine: 4 stroke 7-cyl (1281bhp) by Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day Ltd, Stockport

History

23.1.1962: Launched by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.332) for Iago Steam Trawling Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood (Cdr E. D.W. Lawford DSO, manager) as Captain Inman.
4.1962: Completed. Registered at London (LO62).
1963: Iago Steam Trawling Co Ltd taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood.
9.1968: Sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town. London registry closed. Registered at Cape Town (CTA303).
1985: Sold to Pat-King Fishing Co (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town.
1988: Converted for stern fishing. Re-measured 414g 143n
1989: Renamed LINCOLN (CTA303).
2007: Still in Lloyd’s Register.
26.03.2009: Seen in Cape Town, modified with extended shelter deck port side.
2011: Still working from Cape Town.
27.09.2015: Swamped and lost 20 miles south of Hangklip. Nine crew lost, three missing and nine survived.

Note South African 42-meter trawler LINCOLN issued distress signal at 1806 LT Sep 27, in reportedly, False Bay, south of Cape Town. 21 crew reported abandoning sinking vessel after it started to take in water, in heavy weather. According to National Sea Rescue Institute SAR latest update, 9 crew confirmed dead, 9 rescued, 3 still missing. A large-scale search and rescue operation under way.

On Sunday evening a fishing trawler started taking in water near Kleinmond during heavy swells prompting the crew to abandon ship. At least 11 fishermen drowned while nine others survived.
Survivors were reunited with their families at Viking Fishing Company’s headquarters yesterday.
The company’s Rory Williams says they’re shocked and saddened by the deaths of the fishermen.
He says nine crew members who survived are receiving counseling to help them cope with the traumatic experience.
Williams says the company abides by the industry’s strict safety regulations and has not had a fatal incident in over a decade.
From EWM
ROUGH SEAS
Residents from local fishing communities along the False Bay Coast say boats were prevented from going out over the weekend due to the adverse weather conditions.
Longtime Hermanus fisherman Francois Marais says he’s baffled as to why the trawler went out to sea in the first place.
“It was very bad, I can’t think or imagine how the captain had gone on sea in those conditions.”
The fishing company says an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy has been prioritised.

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M.T. Captain Inman LO62

M.T. Captain Inman LO62
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Captain Inman LO62

M.T. Captain Inman LO62
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Captain Inman LO62

M.T. Captain Inman LO62
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Lincoln CTA303

M.T. Lincoln CTA303
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

Changelog
10/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Captain Foley LO33

Technical

Official Number: 302523
Yard Number: 294
Completed: 1960
Gross Tonnage: 434
Length: 140 ft
Breadth: 28 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Engine: 6 cylinder 1230HP British Polar
Speed: 12.8 knots

History

1960: To Fleetwood as a new vessel.
1972: Became BOSTON TRISTAR GY210 after Iago was acquired by Boston.
1975: Arrived at Richards shipyard, Lowestoft.
1976: Sold to Colne Fishing Co Ltd and renamed ST MARK LT327.
1980: Converted for oil rig safety work.
August 06 1990: Sank off Cromer after a collision with the tug VIKINGBANK which was towing a heavily ballasted and unlit barge. The barge was so low that the radar failed to pick it up and a 40 ft hole was ripped in St. MARK’S portside, from aft to midships. She sank in 6 minutes with no loss of life.

Notes

The Cromer lifeboat, RUBY and ARTHUR REED II, was called to ST. MARK shortly before she sank on 6 August 1990. The lifeboat had been launched at 1620 Following a Mayday call from the vessel which had been in collision with a tug towing barges about 6 miles north east of the station.
The ten men aboard taken to her own lifeboats and were picked up by another vessel which had been only four miles away when the collision occurred.

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M.T. Captain Foley LO33

M.T. Captain Foley LO33
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Boston Tristar GY210

M.T. Boston Tristar GY210
Picture courtesy of Frank Pook

M.T. St. Mark LO33

M.T. St. Mark LO33
Picture from the Internet

M.T St Mark LT327

M.T St Mark LT327
Picture courtesy of Robert Durrant

M.T St Mark LT327

M.T St Mark LT327
Picture courtesy of Barry Saw

St. Mark

St. Mark
Document courtesy of Barry Saw

St. Mark

St. Mark
Document courtesy of Barry Saw

Changelog
10/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
26/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.

M.T. Captain Fremantle – LO22

Technical

Official Number: 300828
Yard Number: 281
Completed: 1959
Gross Tonnage: 448
Net Tonnage: 147
Length: 136.1 ft
Breadth: 28.1 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Oil Engine: 960BHP 6-cyl M46M by British Polar Engines Ltd Glasgow (Engine No.351)

History

26.11.1958: Launched by John Lewis & Sons Ltd Aberdeen (Yd.No.281) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, London & Fleetwood as CAPTAIN FREMANTLE.
02.1959: Completed (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
2.1959: Registered at London (LO 22).
1972: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes manager).
1972: Renamed BOSTON ATTACKER.
1972: London registry closed.
1972: Registered at Fleetwood (FD 169).
11.09.1972: Experienced engine problems, motor trawler BOSTON EXPLORER (FD 15) connected and delivered Fleetwood.
1977: Owned by Liberia Fish Industrial Corporation, Panama.
1977: Renamed KATHIA. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Panama.
By 1990: Renamed KATHIA I.
1998: Deleted from Lloyds register. “Vessel’s continued existence in doubt”.
1998: Reported broken up.

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M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22

M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22
Picture courtesy of The Ted Hammill Collection

M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22

M.T. Captain Fremantle LO22
Picture courtesy of Stephen Myerscough

M.T. Boston Attacker FD169

M.T. Boston Attacker FD169
Picture courtesy of The Peter Hearn Collection

Changelog
10/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
29/07/2017: Added an image and removed FMHT watermark.

M.T. Captain Hardy – LO96

Technical

Official Number: 300776
Yard Number: 278
Completed: 1958
Gross Tonnage: 444
Net Tonnage: 136
Length: 36 ft
Breadth: 28.1 ft
Depth: 14.3 ft
Oil Engine: 960BHP 6-cyl M46M by British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow (Engine No.348)

History

1.7.1958: Launched by John Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No.268) for Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, Fleetwood as CAPTAIN HARDY LO 96.
1958: Completed (Cdr. E. D. W. Lawford DSO, manager).
1958: Registered at London (LO 96).
1972: Iago Steam Trawler Co Ltd, taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd, Fleetwood (Basil A. Parkes manager).
1972: Renamed BOSTON MARAUDER.
1972: London registry closed.
1972: Registered at Fleetwood (FD 168).
1977: Owned by Liberia Fish Industrial Corporation, Panama.
1977: Renamed LINA VI. Fleetwood registry closed. Registered at Panama.
1998: Deleted from Lloyds register. “Vessel’s continued existence in doubt”.
1998: Reported broken up.

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M.T. Captain Hardy LO96

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96
Picture courtesy of David Slinger

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96

M.T. Captain Hardy LO96

M.T. Boston Marauder FD168

M.T. Boston Marauder FD168
Picture courtesy of The Philip Dell Collection

M.T. Boston Marauder FD168

M.T. Boston Marauder FD168
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

Changelog
10/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
17/05/2017: Added image and removed FMHT watermarks.
12/08/2017: Added an image.

M.T. Captain Riou – LO72

Technical

Official Number: 187642
Yard Number: 268
Completed: 1957
Gross Tonnage: 391
Length: 115 ft
Breadth: 26 ft
Depth: 13 ft
Engine: Number 339, British Polar M45M

History

1957: Completed by John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen (Yd. No. 268) for Iago Steam Trawling Co. Fleetwood, as CAPTAIN RIOU. Registered at London (LO 72)
1959: Skipper Reginald Clarke committed suicide by drinking the contents of a fire extinguisher, around the 25th June off the Outer Hebrides, due to becoming depressed at losing £500 worth of fishing gear and having a bad catch. His body was returned to Fleetwood on his first wedding anniversary. He was aged 23.
July 1959: Inquest held into the death.
1972: Renamed BOSTON DEFENDER (FD163)on the takeover of Iago Steam Trawling Co. Fleetwood by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries.
1978: Renamed GRAMPIAN DEFENDER and employed as ORSV
7.8.89: Scrapped San Esteban de Pravia.

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M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The Ted Hammill Collection

M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Captain Riou LO72

M.T. Captain Riou LO72
Picture courtesy of The Philip Dell Collection

M.T. Boston Defender FD163

M.T. Boston Defender FD163
Picture courtesy of Billy Worrall

S.S.V. Grampian Defender

S.S.V. Grampian Defender

Changelog
09/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.
20/01/2017: Added image.
26/05/2017: Added an image and removed FMHT watermarks.
29/07/2017: Added an image.

M.T. Red Hackle – LO37

Technical

Official Number: 186324
Yard Number: 253
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 407
Length: 138′ 6″
Breadth: 26′ 11″
Depth: 13′ 3″
Engine number 323, British Polar Engines

History

1955: Completed. To Fleetwood as a new vessel.
1963: Iago STC taken over by Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd.
Undated: Sold to Acadia Fisheries Ltd. Newfoundland.
1963: Renamed: ACADIA CORMORANT.
1974: Owned by Canso Seafoods Ltd, Canada and renamed CANSO BREEZE.

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M.T. Red Hackle LO37

M.T. Red Hackle LO37
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Red Hackle LO37

M.T. Red Hackle LO37
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

Changelog
09/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
31/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermark and added an image.

M.T. Red Gauntlet – LO35

Technical

Official number : 186262
Yard Number: 251
Completed: 1955
Gross tonnage: 407
Length: 135.25 ft
Breadth: 26.1′ ft
Depth: 13.25′ ft
Engine: British Polar Engines number 321 by – 25A 5cyl 340x570mm

History

July 04 1955: Trials in Aberdeen Bay .
July 08 1955: Completed by John Lewis and Sons, Aberdeen (Yd. No. 251) for Iago Steam Trawling Co Ltd. Fleetwood (Manager EDN Lawford London).
1963: Sold to Acadia Fisheries Ltd (B. A. Parkes), St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada following the sale of the Iago fleet to Boston Deep Sea Fisheries.
1973: Renamed ACADIA GULL.
1973: Vessel comes under the Government of Canada (Minster of Development for the Province of Nova Scotia).
Undated: in ownership of Canso Seafoods Ltd, Canso, Halifax.
1980: Registered in Canada as ACADIA GULL.
1980: Sold to British Virgin Islands (Barefoot Rogue Ltd), and renamed BAREFOOT ROGUE.

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M.T. Red Gauntlet LO35

M.T. Red Gauntlet LO35
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M.T. Red Gauntlet LO35

M.T. Red Gauntlet LO35
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Acadia Gull

M.T. Acadia Gull

Barefoot Rogue

Barefoot Rogue
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

Changelog
09/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.

M.T. Red Crest – LO34

Additional information courtesy of David Slinger

Technical

Official Number: 186293
Yard Number: 252
Completed: 1955
Gross Tonnage: 407
Length: 138 ft
Breadth: 26.99 ft
Depth: 13.25 ft
Engine: Number 322, British Polar Engines.

History

1955: Completed by J Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen (Yd.No. 252) for the Iago Steam Trawling Co Ltd Fleetwood. Registered at London (LO34).
14.12.1959: Off the Butt of Lewis and in squally weather, shipped a heavy sea and deckhand Frank Pratt was washed overboard and lost. The ship was brought about and a search carried out to no avail.
1963: Sold to Acadia Fisheries Ltd, Canso, St. John’s as ACADIA CREST following the takeover of Iago by the Boston Group.
1973: in ownership of the Canadian Government as ACADIA CREST.
1973: In ownership of Canso Seafoods Ltd
1975: Sold to Pez Exports SA, Argentina as ACADIA CREST.
1986: Deleted from registry.

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M.T. Red Crest LO34

M.T. Red Crest LO34
Picture © Peter Brady

M.T. Red Crest LO34

M.T. Red Crest LO34
Clipping courtesy of Geoff Davidson

Changelog
09/09/2016: Page re-published after site problems.

M.T. Red Rose – LO36

Technical

Official Number: 186345
Yard Number: 254
Completed: 1956
Gross Tonnage: 407
Length: 138 ft
Breadth: 26.9 ft
Depth: 13.25 ft

History

1956: Completed by John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen as RED ROSE for the Iago Steam Trawling Co, Fleetwood. Registered at London (LO36).
1963: Bought by the Boston Group.
1972: Renamed BOSTON INVADER and registered at Fleetwood (FD161).
04 1973: Transferred to Lowestoft.
01.05.1973: First landing at Lowestoft.
February 1975: Sold to Safetyships Ltd and renamed INVERLOCHY for use as an oil rig standby vessel.
1979: Owned by George Craig & Sons Ltd (North Star Fishing Co Ltd, managers). Renamed GRAMPIAN LOCH and put on oil rig support work.
1986: Sold by North Star to T. Pardoe, Exmouth & others laid up at Torpoint and advertised for re-sale.
1991: Sold by A. Pardoe, Exmouth & S. Pepper, Rochdale to Western Ocean Towage Co Ltd, Plymouth (Capt S. Oates & others). Unofficially renamed MR CORNISHMAN.
09.1991: Renamed CORNISHMAN by St. Vincent & Grenadines flag associates of Western Ocean Towage Co Ltd, Plymouth (Capt S. Oates & others).
At the end of 1992 Silas Oates sold her to Spanish principals and the rumour was that she would go back fishing.
18.12.1992: On her delivery voyage to Vigo/Corunna, ran aground East of Faro Olhao Bar, Portugal and was subsequently abandoned.

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M.T. Red Rose LO36

M.T. Red Rose LO36
Picture courtesy of Frans Schaap

M.T. Red Rose LO36

M.T. Red Rose LO36
Picture courtesy of Len Charnley

M.T. Boston Invader FD161

M.T. Boston Invader FD161
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

S.S.V. inverlochy FD161

S.S.V. Inverlochy FD161

ORSV Inverlochy

ORSV Inverlochy
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

ORSV Grampian-Loch

ORSV Grampian-Loch
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

M.V. Cornishman

M.V. Cornishman
Picture courtesy of The Frank Pook Collection

Changelog
08/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
30/08/2017: Removed FMHT watermarks and added images.