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:51 38 77 North
Type of Seabed:Flat sand and rocksLongitude:09 51 33 West
Average Visibility:3 - 8mDiving Experience:Experienced Novice
Picture available?Yes - click here
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.
Source Publications:
"Irish Wrecks Database"
Roy Stokes & Liam Dowling
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 1105 - 1993"
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1994 - ISBN: 0952302705
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
Other Sources:
Internet site (2000)
Co. Cork Wreck List "B"

Last update - 05-Dec-2005

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