BEN CHOURN SN72
Official No: 187931 / A23013 Port and Year: North Shields, 1960 (SN20)
North Shields, 1987 (SN72)
Description: Steel side trawler; shelterdeck longliner (1987)
Built: 1960; John Lewis & Sons, Aberdeen. Yard no. 295.
Tonnage: 278 grt 95 net
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 120.1 / 25.1 / 12.3
Engine: Mirrlees Bickerton & Day, Stockport; 712 hp / 6-cyl
18 Aug 1960: Richard Irving & Sons, North Shields.
1981: Seatrail Charters, Douglas IoM.
1983+: [Not listed in Olsens 1984]
1987: Linesweep, Cmain House, Hill St., Milford.
2000: CMaine (Shipping), Haverfordwest.
2005: Milford Trawlers, Peagema SA, Corunna.
Landed at Milford:
16 Apr 2005: Intercepted and arrested by the Spanish customs vessel “Petrel” 300 miles west of Corunna and taken to Vigo on suspicion of drug smuggling. After a day long search, no drugs were found.
2 Mar 2008: Broken up at Vigo, Spain.
[Acknowledgements for information to Andy Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne.]
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