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Manx Cargoship Company Could Face Closure

30th July 2013
Manx Cargoship Company Could Face Closure

#ManxCargo - Ramsey Steamship Company's chairman has expressed his sadness that the historical business could face closure in its centenary year.

The 100-year-old freight, engineering and agency company faces going into liquidation due to its share of a multibillion pound black hole in an industry-wide pension fund.

Chairman Ramsey Cringle served as a captain for the Parliament Street-based company in the 1970s, and has been a director for 26 years. For more on this story The IOMToday reports. adds that the company based in Ramsey located on the north-east of the island operates two small coasters which are a familiar sight particularly in northern Irish Sea ports.

The coasters are the Ben Varrey (1986/997grt) and elder fleetmate Ben Maye (1979/548grt). They may be small sized vessels but they represent character compared to modern day counterparts.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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