The C.Crawleys tanker K-Toulson arrived at Pipers Wharf drydock over the weekend towed by AICIRTRON.
It is thought she has been sold abroad for use as a tanker.
Built as the BEECHCROFT in 1966 for BOWKER & KING , she was renamed K-TOULSON by Crawley in 1990 who also moved her wheelbox to its current position.
BROKE ADRIFT FROM DENTON MOORINGS, RIVER THAMES, AND STRANDED OFF COALHOUSE POINT ON 16/10/87 DURING A VIOLENT STORM. REFLOATED WITH TUG ASSISTANCE LATER SAME DAY. NO DAMAGE OR POLLUTION REPORTED.
HAD FIRE WHILE MOORED AT IMPERIAL WHARF, GRAVESEND ON 29/07/02. WELDING WORK WAS BEING CARRIED AT TIME OF INCIDENT. DECK COVERED IN FUEL OIL, FIRE BRIGADE HAVE LAID PREVENTIVE LAYER OF FOAM.
TWO INJURED FROM FIRE.
K-Toulson with Crawleys newly painted in 1994
Photo: Phil English 1981
Being towed to Drydock this weekend after she sat at Greenhithe for a few years laid up
Photo: Mike Robinson