Co. Cork Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Motor Coaster

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:15th December 1982Place:Bere Island
Cause of Loss:Fire and explosionBoat Dive from:Castletown Bere
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No.
Height of Wreck:Breaks surfaceAdmiralty Chart No:1840 and/or 2424
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):51° 38' 46.2" North
Type of Seabed:Flat sand and rocksLongitude (GPS):09° 51' 19.8" West
Average Visibility:3 - 8mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see below Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies in the channel between Bere Island and the mainland in 15 metres.
  • She is almost complete. The mast and funnels break the surface.
  • Covered in growth. Plenty to poke around in.
  • Subject to little or no currents.
  • Best dived at High Water.
 
Historical Information:
  • A Panamanian vessel, she grossed 3,976 tons.
  • Referred to as a 'factory ship' on Diveireland web site.
  • She was lying at anchor prior to being delivered to the dry-dock at Aviles when fire broke out.
  • Subsequent explosions followed and she sank after burning for a few days.
 

M.V. Bardini Reefer

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M.V. Bardini Reefer

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M.V. Bardini Reefer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC


 

M.V. Bardini Reefer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC


 

M.V. Bardini Reefer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC


 

M.V. Bardini Reefer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC


 

M.V. Bardini Reffer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC


 

M.V. Bardini Reefer

© Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC

Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
by
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
by
Dr. Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Diveireland
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Internet site (2000)

Co. Cork Wreck List "B"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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