By boat from Bangor or Donaghadee Harbour. The wreck lies approx. 1.5km due north of Lighthouse Island (Copeland Islands)
Free car parking is available above Bangor Marina and public toilets are available at South Pier. The slipway to the north of the car park is primarily a means of launching Bangor’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat and use is restricted to season ticket holders and Bangor Marina and harbour users. For more information, visit: http://www.quaymarinas.com/cookie-preferences-page/
Donaghadee Harbour has a slipway and free car parking off Warren Road, north of the harbour. Free car parking is also available along Parade, adjacent to the main harbour wall. Public toilets are available at 4a Parade.
Nearest tank filling is DV Diving, Mount Stewart, Newtownards.
- The site lies ~1km from the Belfast-Douglas and Belfast-Birkenhead ferry routes
Wreckage on barren sediment. Fishing lines tangled round it
Date of loss 20/01/1942. This Dutch motor vessel, built in 1939 and owned by W. Veld, Groningen, was in collision with a British tanker, the British Engineer. Its voyage was from Liverpool to Belfast carrying foodstuffs. Two crew members were lost. (Sources: AWD; WA E92).
AWD (Admiralty Wreck Data); WA (Wilson Archive)
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
Dead man’s fingers Alcyonium digitatum and plumose anemones Metridium dianthus coat the wreckage.
View all species records from this siteA link to the dive site location on the NBN Atlas Northern Ireland website, showing all species records from within a 1km boundary of the site centroid. Any new species records from the site submitted to Seasearch, iRecord, CEDaR Online Recording or iNaturalist will appear here
- 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
- Bangor Harbour Master: 028 9145 3297.
- When navigating within the harbour/marina, use VHF Channel 11.
- Donaghadee Harbour Master: 028 9188 2377
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