By boat from Bangor, Groomsport or Whitehead. The wreck is located ~1km SW off the end of the Cloghan Point Fuel Terminal.
Free car parking and toilet facilities are available at Whitehead car park, above the Whiteharbour slipway. Whiteharbour is privately owned. For access call the Harbour Master: 028 9338 2549.
Groomsport has two slipway launching points and access to public toilets on Harbour road. Car parking is available adjacent to the harbour.
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/harbour users. For more information, visit: http://www.quaymarinas.com/cookie-preferences-page/
Nearest tank filling is DV Diving, Mount Stewart, Newtownards.
- The site is less than 200 metres from the Cairnryan-Belfast ferry route
- Visibility can be very poor if the silty seabed is disturbed.
The wreckage is broken up and scattered over a silty and muddy seabed.
Date of loss 08/10/1065. See Irish Wrecks Online
The wreckage is covered in abundant plumose anemones Metridium diaphanus. Other species in and around the wreckage include the sponge Dysidea fragilis, the hydroid Nemertesia antennina, feather stars Antedon bifida and small shoals of various fish species. The surrounding muddy seabed has many holes and burrows.
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
Irish Wrecks Online – M.V. Normanby Hall
Diving.ie – County Antrim Wrecks
- 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
- Groomsport Harbour Master: 028 9188 2377
- Whiterock (Whiteharbour) Harbour Master: 028 933 82549
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