Drug addict fishing boat captain jailed for six months for 'entirely avoidable' drowning of crewmate
A fishing boat skipper who had taken heroin before setting out on a trip has been jailed for the death of his crewmate who drowned after their boat ran aground.
39-year-old Christopher Smith will spend six months behind bars after pleading guilty to a charge under the Merchant Ship Act at Lerwick Sheriff Court last month.
Rookie seaman John Leonard Scollay was on his first ever trip to sea when died after the scallop fishing vessel Diamond crashed into rocks at West Burra Firth off the Shetland Islands in March 2014.
His death has been described as "entirely avoidable" in an... read more
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