Mfv Fraoch Ban - Trawler

Mfv Fraoch Ban

Dive Site Stats

TypeTrawler
Latitude60.60.60N
Longitude01.10.42W
Depth27-32m
Visibility10/10
Currents1/10
Technical5/10
Sealife8/10
Enjoyment10/10

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A lovely wreck with good visibility and very little tide.When the crew abandoned the upturned hull of Fraoch Ban, they had to swim to the liferaft, which had floated away because it had been stowed incorrectly. One of the crew became unconscious during the swim and needed to be hauled to the liferaft; the other crew members successfully resuscitated him and he later made a full recovery.

History

Fraoch Bun was fishing for sand eels, which were stowed on board in bulk. The arrangement of the pound boards in the hold did not limit the free surface sufficiently, and as a result the vessel capsized and foundered. The weather at the time was calm and it was daylight. The stability book of the vessel was not approved for the bulk stowage of fish. As Fraoch Ban capsized, the skipper radioed to the fishing vessel Sarah Joan for assistance.

When the crew abandoned the upturned hull of Fraoch Ban, they had to swim to the liferaft, which had floated away because it had been stowed incorrectly. One of the crew became unconscious during the swim and needed to be hauled to the liferaft; the other crew members successfully resuscitated him and he later made a full recovery.
The Mfv Fraoch Ban sank close to the Isle of Noss.

For more information on the sinking of the Fraoch Ban click here

Dive Guide

Although she is only a small wreck it makes for a great second dive ideal for photographers.

Wildlife

Sitting on clean white sand the seabed is covered with dabs that follow you everywhere.



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