NW9856 : Portamaggie Bay

taken 35 years ago, near to Portslogan, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Portamaggie Bay
Portamaggie Bay
Wreckage from the MV Craigantlet in Portamaggie Bay over a year after the ship 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 Sea King from 829 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 mislabeled 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 9822 5632 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:51.6515N 5:8.7277W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NW 9813 5635
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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