Volume 18

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In 1970, Wynns were approached by petro- chemical contractors, Simon-Litwin, to move heavy equipment from Famagusta Docks to the site of a new oil refinery at Larnaca. Pacific drawbar tractor 'Helpmate' and a trailer were sent to Cyprus in November 1970. Wynns had to move two 60-ton corner tube boilers and these boilers had to burned on their side before they could be transported.

In 1973, Wynns were contacted by Babcock Atalntique, St.Nazaire, France to load two offshore oil rig struts onto the ro/ro ship Navipesa Dos. The struts were 144ft long, 20ft wide and wighed 196 tonnes. The struts were unloaded at West Hartlepool and transported seven miles to Graythorpe.

In the Sudan, Wynns had to move 85-ton corner tube boilers 760 miles from Port Sudan to Khartoum. The offset centre of gravity meant that the load was overhanging by as much as four feet. Steersman John Dixon rode shot- gun on the trailer for the entire run, steering the trailer and controlling the hydraulics which kept the load up- right.

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