JULIE ÂNE AUDOYER M21
Official No: - Port Number and Year: - in Milford, 1970
Description: Motor vessel, trawling.
Crew: 4 men. Registered at Milford: 19 Nov 1970.
Tonnage: (1970): 24.57 grt (1971?): 31 grt 31 net. [According to Olsen's; but cf. newspaper article below: "approximately a twenty-five ton boat". ]
Length / breadth / depth (feet): 49.8 (58.7 oa) / 15.5 / 6
Engine: Internal combustion engine; oil; 4 single acting 8 cyl. 1,600 bhp; 12.6 kts; by Maschinenbau, Kiel.
As JULIE ÂNE AUDOYER M21
19 Nov 1970: Guiseppe Antoniazzi, Mount Pleasant Way, Milford.
c.1971: As MERDEKA M21
17 Jun 1974: G. A. Jones, Pontardulais.
Landed at Milford:
Âne is French for "Donkey".
Merdeka in Malay means "independence" or "freedom".
Nov 1970: UK radio call sign MTOQ assigned.
Cert. Cancelled & Milford Registry Closed: 22 Jun 1978.
Accidents and Incidents:
From the Pembrokeshire Telegraph of Wednesday 16th June 1971:
VESSEL "ARRESTED" AFTER COMPLAINT BY BOATMAN
A dredging company hopper was "arrested" at Milford Haven this week after a complaint from a local boat owner.
Mr. Guiseppe Antoniazzi, of Mount Pleasant, Milford Haven, alleged that the hopper 'Delta' owned by the Westminster Dredging Company, at present contracted to the Amoco Jetty project, collided with his boat the Merdeka, at 1 a.m. on June 3rd, while it was on its mooring off Hakin Point.
Mr. Antoniazzi, married, with three daughters and a son, relies on the boat for his living as a contract diver and fisherman.
"I haven't as yet had a proper estimate of the damage, but at the moment it means a complete new bow to the boat and you could assess the damage at approximately £1,800."
The Merdeka, approximately a twenty-five ton boat, is leaking so badly at her mooring in Milford docks, that Mr. Antoniazzi and his mechanic Mr. John Taylor of Westaway Drive, Hakin, are kept busy each day pumping the water out. "We use a machine-driven pump and are pumping nearly 400 gallons of water a day out of the boat," he said, adding, "This virtually puts me out of work, until repairs are effected, and these could take between four or five weeks."
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