South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Irish Motor Trawler

Location:Co. Donegal
Date of Loss:4th November 2008Place:St. John's Point/Drumanoo Head
Cause of Loss:Swamped and sankBoat Dive from:Killybegs or Teelin
Charted Depth:30m - 35mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 10
Height of Wreck:10mAdmiralty Chart No:2702 and/or 2725
Hull Material:SteelLatitude (GPS):54° 35' 22.4" North
Type of Seabed: Longitude (GPS):08° 28' 17.4" West
Average Visibility:10 - 15mConvert Lat. & Long. to -Decimal - CLICK HERE
Image available?Yes - see belowDiving Experience:Experienced

 
Diving Information:    
  • Lies 0.75 miles South of Drumanoo Head..
  • Lying on its starboard side the depth to the wreck is around 25m.
  • Warning!!! There may be nets snagged on the wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • Sligo registered seine net trawler, she was built in 1981, grossed 34 tons, approx. 51ft. long and was powered by a single diesel driven screw.
  • Had been "pair fishing" for herring and was shifting the catch to the "MFV Rachel D." when she was swamped and filled with water at around 6.25am.
  • The owner/skipper Hughie Moore, his son Paul and brother Páidín were rescued by the "MFV Rachel D.".
 

MFV Shaun Shaun

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Other Sources:
CFT
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SubSea Magazine Autumn 2011
Paddy Clancy article
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Irish Times 5th November 2008

South & West Co. Donegal Wreck List

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