NW9856 : MV Craigantlet

taken 35 years ago, 3 km from Portslogan, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

MV Craigantlet
MV Craigantlet
The wreck of the MV Craigantlet at Killantringan over a year after it ran aground.

MV Craigantlet was a British container ship that ran aground on 26 February 1982 at Killantringan Lighthouse in Portamaggie Bay. The 800 ton cargo ship was bound to Liverpool from Belfast at the time. The lighthouse keeper raised the alarm, and the ship's crew were airlifted by a Royal Navy Sea King from 819 Squadron based at the stone frigate HMS Gannet at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. Because the Craigantlet carried some containers marked with hazardous material codes and reportedly some containers mislabelled as empty that were not there was concern that a dangerous chemical spill could occur. The immediate area was evacuated and an unmanned warning light was put in place. The containers were successfully removed over the following six weeks. The wreck of the Craigantlet was left in place, and partial remains of the bow were still visible in 2011 during low tide at Killantringan.
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Date Taken
July 1983   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NW 9808 5630 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.6374N 5:8.8575W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NW 9819 5636
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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