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Title: Boat/Ship Build Dates
Post by: rmor210 on March 26, 2019, 10:26:44 am
This is my first use of any forums. I hope I'm not overstepping lines of silliness.
I used to work for David Abels Boatbuilders in Bristol as a Welder and Boat Builder.
I left in the late 1990s. Before I left I was involved in the creation of the tug MCS Lenie - IMO 9522221 (I'm guessing 1997-98) but when I look for it on the any database I'm told that it was built in 2008. Newbie question of the day, but how can this be? Does a refit enable a new build date? Please advise.


Title: Re: Boat/Ship Build Dates
Post by: Phil English on March 26, 2019, 01:27:47 pm
Official BV class records confirm that MCS Lenie (IMO 9522221) was built by Damen Shipyards, Hardinxveld, and delivered 29th November 2008.

I think you might be referring to the previous MCS Lenie (IMO 9176735) which was delivered in 1997 and now named "SD Kyle of Lochalsh"

Brgds
Phil


Title: Re: Boat/Ship Build Dates
Post by: rmor210 on March 26, 2019, 02:55:07 pm
Thanks for this. Suddenly all is clear. Considering I built everything above the deck, you'd think I'd have spotted that the new version is quite a more streamlined. It's odd how time blurs the details sometimes. I'll rest easier now, knowing I haven't gotten involved in some sort of conspiracy.