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Smit Cymyran Becomes Chartwell at Bromborough

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2009

On August 20, 2007 the aircrew training launch SMIT CYMYRAN struck the East Platters Rocks near Holyhead at 13 knots causing extensive damage. The crew were rescued and the vessel beached at Holyhead. She was later taken round to the former McTay ship yard at Bromborough now operated by Mersey Heritage Ship Repair and placed on the slipway there for rebuilding. These photographs show her on Saturday June 27 bearing her original name CHARTWELL - her ownership now being recorded as Osiris Oceanographic of Eastham Wirral who appear to have configured her as a survey vessel, her previous owners being the Smit Group.

IMO number :8807961
Name of ship :SMIT CYMYRAN
Call Sign :MHGV6
Gross tonnage :105
Type of ship :Research Vessel
Year of build :1989
Flag :United Kingdom
Status of ship :In Service
Last update :2008-10-20

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