Alex Easton MLA and Alderman Bill Keery, have today called on statutory agency’s to come together to deal with the wreck of a sunken yacht of the coast of Donaghadee.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“During Storm Ophelia on Monday 16th Oct, a yacht (about 30-40ft sailing boat) which was moored along the coast of Donaghadee on the Warren Road unfortunately dragged her moorings, and became snagged on rocks directly behind residents homes on the Warren Road, Donaghadee. On that day 3 coastguards attended the scene.
Since that time no-one has been to see or move the yacht despite perfect conditions and sadly as a result the Yacht which is called the Tonic has had a battering on the rocks, especially when the tide is at a certain height. And as a result the yacht the Tonic has sadly sunk.”

“Residents have contact me and local Councillors about this sad incident to express concern as to what will happen with the wreck. I have contacted the Council and Crown Estates to see what action can be taken to remove the Tonic as I don’t believe from an environment and safety reason that the Yacht should just be left in its current state.”