HCH Marine – Brief History

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HCH Marine Services was a management buy out of F.T.E Lighterage LTD by David & Nick Howard .  The company was formed in 1990 and still operates today with minimal vessels mainly PURGO which operates between Erith Oil and Jurgens Jetty at Purfleet – the home of Stork margarine and other fatty/oily food products.

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Fleet/Vessels:

Tugs:
HAZEL E – Built 1939 ex S.A Everard – Operated by HCH 1990-2007 / Broken up 2009 at Chatham by GPS
CAROLE A Built 1949 – Built ex Pinklake/R.A Everard – Operated by HCH 1990 – 2012  – Sold as houseboat to Hoo
JOKER – Built 1947 – Last seen at Greenhithe rumoured for Benfleet with new owners
TORBROOK – Built 1958 – still owned by HCH laid up inside Jurgens Jetty
ESSO OSLO –
Built 1962 / later sold as yacht

Barges:
Headsail
Opus

Other vessels:
PURGO – Built 1962 – Bought by HCH in 2004 and converted for carrying edible oils

HAZEL E:
Photos: John White, Bob Smith, Krispen, Muffledumb
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CAROLE A:

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JOKER:

photo: Ken Smith

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TORBROOK:

Photos by Edward / KenJonBro

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ESSO OSLO:
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PURGO:
photos:  Edward / John White
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Barges:
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