April 6, 2005 Post subject: Celtic Sea wreck
Hello UK !
My name is Birgir Waag Høgnesen, from the Faroe Islands.
I am writing a book about a ship that belonged to The Faroe Islands during the years 1966 to 1975. I am asking you to see, if you can help with this in any possible way.
The case is, that this ship that was sold to South Africa in 1975, was called Kap Farvel. Since then, the name of the ship has been changed several times during the years. Last known ship owner was Baomar, UK, who called the ship Celtic Sea.
I am looking for the captain-protest from when the ship sank, outside the Cies Island, near Vigo in Spain, on the 4th of april, 1990.
I am also looking for information about whom the ship belonged to, and who evt. was onboard the ship when it belonged in the UK.
The information that I have already got, are these:
Latitude = 42 14'.000 N Longitude = 009 30'.000 W [EUR] Square Number = 1001 State = LIVE
Wreck Number 34823 Classification = Unclassified
Symbol Largest Scale Chart = 3633
Charting Comments TOO DEEP TO CHART
Old Number 100101410
Category Non-dangerous wreck
WGS84 Position Latitude = 42 13'.930 N Longitude = 009 30'.090 W
WGS84 Origin Block Shift
Horizontal Datum EUR EUROPEAN (1950) (ED50)
Position Quality Approximate
Area at Largest Scale No
General Depth 500 metres
Vertical Datum Lowest astronomical tide
Depth Quality Depth unknown
Conspic Visual NO Conspic Radar NO
Historic NO Existence Doubtful NO
Non Sub Contact NO
Last Amended 23/01/2002
Position Last Amended
Position Last Latitude = Longitude =
Name CELTIC SEA
Type M STERN TRAWLER
Dimensions Length = 66.6 metres Beam = 10.2 metres Draught = 4.6 metres
Tonnage 685 Gross
Date Sunk 04/04/1990
Sonar Dimensions Length = Width = Shadow Height =
Scour Depth = Length = Orientation =
Circumstances of Loss
**VESSEL BUILT IN 1963, EX 'KAP FARVEL', 'SOUTHERN HUNTER', 'HARVEST HUNTER' & 'MAGASA II' SANK DURING SEA TRIALS. THOUGHT TO BE DUE TO A WATER LEAK IN ENGINE ROOM. ALL CREW WERE RESCUED. OWNED AT THE TIME OF LOSS BY BAOMAR (UK) LTD. (MSD).
**HH363/350/01 10.4.90 SANK 30M OFF OPORTO IN 421400N, 093000W APPROX. (LL 6.4.90). SANK 25M W OF CIES ISLANDS. (LL 7.4.90). NCA, POSN 421400N, 093000W FOR FILING. PLOTS IN 500MTRS.
POSITIONS BELOW THIS POINT ARE IN DEGREES, MINUTES AND DECIMALS OF A MINUTE
As you can see, the ship sank in Spain and belonged to the UK.
It would be a great help, if you could help me by telling me how I would get some information about the owner, the captain or just some person that can give me the captain-protest about when the ship sank.
The ship picture cant you look for to homepage www.birgir.krea.fo ( ship name Kap Farvel )
Birgir Waag Høgnesen
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