By boat from Portavogie, Portaferry, Strangford or Bangor. The site is approximately 2km to the North East of Portavogie harbour entrance. Portavogie is a busy fishing port and therefore divers are instructed to depart from Strangford/Portaferry/Bangor if possible.
Free car parking is available around Portavogie Harbour. The nearest public toilets are situated at Anchor Car Park (a ten minute walk or 3 minute drive from the harbour). There is a slipway at Portavogie harbour: contact the harbour master for guidance and berthing availability (028 9188 2377).
Free car parking, public toilets and slipways are available at Portaferry, Strangford and Bangor.
Nearest tank filling is DV Diving, Mount Stewart, Newtownards.
The wreck lies upright but is broken up.
Date of loss 18/03/1915. A 470 gross ton merchant cargo ship built in 1913 at Paisley. En route from Ayr to Warrenpoint with a cargo of coal. Six men were lost. (Sources: Larn & Larn 2002).
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
Not yet described!
- 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.
- Portavogie Habour Master: 028 9188 2377