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Taken on The Great West Country Getaway

Found on our RB Getaway by Pete Ivegotmeacanon and AmandaH, I was only able to take cliff top shots of this wreck due to high tide/rough seas/difficult track down, rain and wind! Yes, I got very wet shortly after taking the shots.

The is the main section of the RMS Mulheim
which broke into two pieces after running aground on the 22nd March 2003, on the rocks at Castle Zawn between Sennen Cove and Land’s End, Cornwall. The vessel was en route from Cork, Ireland, to Lubeck, Germany, and was carrying 2,000-tonnes of plastic scrap. The bow section headed seaward, and broke up. The crew were safely rescued by helicopter by RNAS Culrose, with local lifeboats dispatched also. Most of the plastic was recovered along with batteries and other pollutants.

Olympus E-510
110mm (42-150mm kit lens)
f/9 1/125 ISO 200 0.7 exp. bias
Raw conversion/Elements 7

Featured in Shipwrecks
Featured in Going Coastal
Featured In All about Boating


coast, shipwreck, sennen cove, rms mulheim, lands ends


  • adamcurrey
    adamcurreyover 4 years ago

    Wow, awesome capture!

  • adamcurrey
    adamcurreyover 4 years ago

    Wow, and it was only four years old when wrecked, and has only been there 7 years! Looks much older.

  • thanks Adam, I was really surprised how recently it was wrecked too.

    – Lorraine Parramore

    SWEEPERover 4 years ago

    Well worth getting wet for Lorraine .

  • cheers, Phil, power shower soaked was the word!

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Superb capture Lorraine – great narrative too!

  • thanks Bob, yes it was fascinating to research.

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Lorraine.

  • many thanks for the opportunity as always, Richard

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Tambala
    Tambalaover 4 years ago

    It really shows the power of the sea – to age so quickly,, extraordinary.
    Fantastic capture!

  • thank you Tina. I was surprised how recent the wreck was.

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Daveart
    Daveartover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot well seen, well done.

  • cheers Dave

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • So glad you enjoyed this, many thanks for the feature. Thrilled.

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “All About Boating”
    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • many thanks, very chuffed at the feature.

    – Lorraine Parramore

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture.

  • cheers Nigel, much appreciated

    – Lorraine Parramore

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