Barrow-built submarine dragged fishing crew across Irish Sea after getting tangled in nets



The Karen was trailed backwards at a speed of seven knots - around eight miles an hour - after the sub snagged in the prawn trawler's nets 15 miles from Ardglass in Northern Ireland.
The sub's crew was unaware until three hours after the collision, which happened in April 2015. Part of the trawler's deck had to be lifted and another section was ripped off but the four crew escaped unharmed.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report said the accident occurred because the submarine's command team detected no noise of trawling.
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13 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 42
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