J5082 : The 'Ben Varrey' off Bangor

taken 10 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The 'Ben Varrey' off Bangor
The 'Ben Varrey' off Bangor
The 64m Ramsey Steamship coaster 'Ben Varrey' LinkExternal link at anchor in Bangor Bay. Sadly, in its centenary year, the Ramsey Steamship Company LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) has been wound up after a large pension bill which left it with little working capital LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and the ship, along with the 'Ben Maye' LinkExternal link , is for sale. Apparently after working her last job for the company on the Isle of Man, the ship anchored here in Bangor Bay for several days bound for Kilroot before weighing anchor and suddenly diverting to Drogheda.
Update: on the 27th November it was reported that both ships had been sold "to Kent-based ship owner Angel Shipping Ltd. The freighters will be operated and managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Angel, Absolute Shipping Ltd. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) " (information from LinkExternal link ).

See also LinkExternal link for related images on Geograph of various Ramsey Steamship vessels.

Update (August 2017) - appears to have been renamed the 'Logimar I' and based in Chile (also reflagged to Chile).
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J5082, 2264 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 10 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor Bay  Belfast Lough 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 503 829 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.3548N 5:40.2539W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 502 823
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Coaster (Cargo Ship)  Ship at Anchor  Ship  Shipping  Cargo Ship  Ramsey Steamship Company  Bangor Bay  Belfast Lough  Ben Varrey 

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