- Position is approx. 1.5
miles south-east of Rathlin O'Byrne.
- Lies on her port side.
86 x 24.5 13 feet, the
"Girl Maureen" was a wooden trawler powered by a 900hp ABC
engine and was built by the BIM yard in Killybegs.
- Launched in February
1979 as SO658 she was one of 4 sisters built by the BIM yards in Ireland
in the late 70's.
- Sister ship "Emer
Marie" was slightly larger than the other sisters being a plank
wider either side and was built in Baltimore while the
"Ocean Venture" (ex Gary Og, Sarah David) is the only sister
left fishing in Ireland, and the "Dermotte Anne" having been
sold to Croatia.
- The "Girl Maureen"
was later sold to Balfour Bain, Kirkwall, Orkney, UK, where she then
became K100, registered in Kirkwall, Orkney.
- She was there in the
1980's to early 90's, working as a whitefish trawler. She then went
back to Ireland registered as N861 and then back to Killybegs where
she was registered as D667.
- Last owner was a man
called Eamon Diver from Donegal.
- Her fishing licence was
sold and I understand she sank under tow while on her way to be broken
up in 2007.
update - 09-Jul-2011