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MV Irish Trader
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
N 53° 44.231 W 006° 14.929
29U E 681451 N 5957794
Quick Description: MV Irish trader was a Hartlepool motor vessel grossing 344 ton's
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:04:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM32JG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 97

Long Description:
On her last voyage she was carrying 410 tonnes of fertiliser which was bound for bristol in England.
She ran aground in 1974.

Nobody knows the real reason it went aground, it happened for tax reasons, drunken crew, or simple pilot error.

The coordinates are for the actual wreck which can be seen in google earth.
Please take extreme care when visiting this waymark Do not attempt to get close unless its at low tide.
beware the sand is very soft at this location.
Date of Shipwreck: 1974

Type of Boat: Other

Military or Civilian: Irish Merchant Navy

Cause of Shipwreck: Unknown

Accessibility:
Can be accessed at low tide from Baltray Beach.


Diving Permitted: yes

Visit Instructions:
Only log the site if you have visited it personally.
Floating over a site does not qualify as a find if it is a wreck that requires diving - you must have actually visited the site - therefore photos of the site are good.
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