By boat from Dunseverick of Ballycastle Harbour; the wreck that lies in Larrybane Bay (between Carrick-a-rede and Sheep Island).
Ballycastle Harbour has a gated slipway (open during office hours) and pontoon berthing (fees apply). Free car parking is available above the harbour and marina. Free public toilets are available in the visitor information office above the harbour.
Dunseverick has a slipway, small car park and public toilets (open daily from 8am). Be sure not to park on private property!
Fees apply for access to both Ballycastle and Dunseverick; contact Ballycastle Harbour Office: 02820768525 / 07803505084.
Nearest tank filling is Aquaholics in Ballycastle or Portstewart (ring ahead: 028 7083 2584)
This is a great dive, although the wreck is now well broken up and there is very little left to see. The seabed here is predominantly cobbles and pebbles with some boulders (often covered with a thin layer of sand).
Date of loss 11/01/1910. A 77 n.t. Steam Trawler of Fleetwood which was wrecked on rocks. The crew of 11 was safe. The vessel was built in 1903. In 1980 the wreck lay in the west part of Larry Bane Bay in 20m of water. It stood to a height of c. 4m waters with the hull plating having fallen from the frames. By 1986 fishermen had reported that this wreck was badly broken up. (Sources: WA G19; AWD). AWD (Admiralty Wreck Data); WA (Wilson Archive).
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
The pebbles, cobbles and boulders surrounding the wreck support a dense kelp (predominantly Laminaria hyperborea) community.
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here
- Ballycastle/Dunseverick Harbour Office No. 028 207 68525 Mobile Number 07803 505084.
- When navigating within Ballycastle/Dunseverick Harbour, use VHF Channel 80.