Co. Cork Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Spanish Trawler

Location:Co. Cork
Date of Loss:25th December 2000Place:Bere Island
Cause of Loss:Foundered Boat Dive from:Castletownbere Harbour
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 84 or 88
Height of Wreck:4m Admiralty Chart No:2184
Hull Material:SteelLatitude:
Type of Seabed:Sand Longitude:
Average Visibility:10m +Diving Experience:Experienced Novice
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Lies off the east end of Bere Island between Roancarrigmore and Roancarrigbeg Rocks.
  • Site is conveniently marked by an "Isolated Danger" buoy (black and red).
  • She is sitting almost upright with only slight damage to the hull.
  • Everything is still there - prop, wheel, captains chair, electronics etc.
  • Warning!! Some fishing nets are snagged on the wreck.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built in 1961 and is named after the Zorrozaurre peninsula in the Basque region of Spain and was registered in Plymouth.
  • She measured 36.0 x 6.6 x 3.6 metres with a gross weight of 250 tonnes.
  • While 140 miles south of Bantry she ran into heavy seas. The crew were air-lifted by helicopter.
  • She drifted for almost ten days before sinking off the east end of Bere Island.
  • Sister ship of the "Nuestra Senora de Gardotza", the wreck that lies exposed on Roancarrigbeg 400m away.
 
Source Publications:
Tim Carey, Blackwater SAC
by
CFT "Sub Sea" Magazine
Irish Underwater Council 2005 - ISSN 0791-475X
 
Other Sources:
via email 2008
Co. Cork Wreck List "B"

Last update - 05-Sep-2008

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