Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Wednesday, November 18, 1959 @ 0730
HANS (1955-1962 General cargo coaster 41.71m overall of N.V. Scheepvaartbedrijf 'Gruno', Groningen) Own Page

HANS anchors off Winton Pier, Ardrossan Harbour with engine breakdown

Ship's locationArdrossan Harbour (Firth of Clyde, Scotland)Port of RegistryGroningen (Holland)
Arrived fromCarnlough (Northern Ireland)Net Tonnage180
Master of vessel on arrivalL BoersmaGross Tonnage325
Draught aft on arrival8' 06"Deadweght Tonnage400
Cargo carried on arrivalLimestone
Ships agentR L Alpine & Co. Ltd., Winton Buildings, Ardrossan Telephone Ardrossan 65 / 66

   At 0730 on 18th November the “Gruno” coaster HANS

was arriving at Ardrossan Harbour with a cargo of Limestone

from Carnlough (Northern Ireland).


   As HANS passed the lighthouse and breakwater at

the harbour entrance she suffered an engine breakdown.


  The master, L Boersma, anchored her off Winton Pier

(the pier where the ferry to Arran sails from) and,

unfortunately, thereby  effectively stopped all arrivals

and sailings at the harbour.


   Almost an hour later the engine was repaired and

HANS weighed anchor and proceeded into the harbour,

berthing in Eglinton Dock at 0825.