Ship: PHAROS (1955-1988 Lighthouse Tender 257 feet long of Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh)
|Port of Registry:||Leith (Scotland, UK)|
Jim Fowler writes ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;257-ft x 39-ft x 13-ft, 1712 Gross Tons, 592 Net Tons.
Damaged severely 1963 by fire whilst undergoing overhaul in drydock at Troon.
Bottom plates extensively damaged after grounding on rocks 1976, at Hyskier Lighthouse during relief work, returned to Oban for survey and assessment, then taken to Troon for repair work.
Sold 1988 to Windjammer Cruises, Freeport, Bahamas for service as a cruise ship for 80 passengers and mother ship to a flotilla of yachts and renamed ORIENT EXPRESS
Sold to Amazing Grace SA (R.G Garza Inc, managers), Panama and renamed AMAZING GRACE (94 passengers)
Sold to Shower Holding Inc (International Maritime Resources Inc, managers), Malebo.
Owners now International Maritime Resources Ltd, registered at Port of Spain, 2007 still in service.
Up-date on ex Pharos of 1955, after running aground in a shallow Carribean harbour which tore open most of the bottom plates, Amazing Grace settled The Owners have indicated the ship is a write off, a sad end to a once proud Granton ship.