J5082 : The 'Ocean Crest' departing Bangor

taken 8 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The 'Ocean Crest' departing Bangor
The 'Ocean Crest' departing Bangor
The current 'Bangor Boat' LinkExternal link the 'Ocean Crest' LinkExternal link departing Bangor harbour with a swimmer bound for an attempt at the North Channel - he later entered the water at Donaghadee aiming to reach the Scottish coast near Portpatrick (and was successful, leaving Donaghadee at about 0700 and reaching Scotland at about 2315!).

Attempts to swim the North Channel have been happening for many years but appear to have grown in popularity recently due to the so-called "Ocean's Seven" LinkExternal link long distance open-water swims (the North Channel is widely regarded as the hardest of these). The two pilots for swimmers are normally Brian Meharg in the 'Bangor Boat' LinkExternal link as seen here and Quinton Nelson LinkExternal link , usually in the 'Guy and Clare Hunter' J5980 : The "Guy and Clare Hunter", Donaghadee (July 2014). Others are also used and on this morning another swimmer was also leaving Bangor - see J5082 : The 'Hirta' at Bangor.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor  Bangor Harbour 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 502 823 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9944N 5:40.2932W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 502 823
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Bangor Harbour  Bangor Boat  Swimmer 

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