Sat, 18 Jan | Port Coogee

City Beach and The Centaur (Double Dive)

The sailing vessel struck the southernmost section of Marmion Reef, about three kilometres offshore from North Beach, while en route to Fremantle. The 30 metre long iron brig was transporting galena (lead ore) from Champion Bay (Geraldton), which was then a thriving mining area.
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City Beach and The Centaur (Double Dive)

Time & Location

18 Jan 2020, 7:45 am – 3:05 pm
Port Coogee, Chieftain Esplanade, North Coogee WA 6163, Australia

About the event

Dive Info

Crew

Skipper – Chris

DO – Donna

 The Centaur

The sailing vessel struck the southernmost section of Marmion Reef, about three kilometres offshore from North Beach, while en route to Fremantle. The 30 metre long iron brig was transporting galena (lead ore) from Champion Bay (Geraldton), which was then a thriving mining area, via Fremantle to Melbourne.  It was carrying 200 tonnes of galena when it struck the reef at 6.5 knots and become impaled on it. The nine crew and four passengers on board were able to scramble to safety, but five minutes after the lifeboats pulled away, the ship crashed over and largely disappeared from view. The Centaur’s remains lie scattered around the submerged reef, the weed-covered starboard ribs sticking out from its base. 

 

 

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Double Dive
    $80
    $80
    0
    $0
  • Passengers
    $20
    $20
    0
    $0
Total$0

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