Navy submarine put lives on County Down trawler 'at risk'

Navy submarine put lives on County Down trawler 'at risk'
 

The actions of a Royal Navy submarine put the lives of the crew of a County Down trawler at risk, an accident investigation has found.
Fifteen miles off Ardglass, the Karen had its nets caught and was dragged backwards for 30 seconds last April.
It had four crew on board when it almost capsized and was only saved when its net snapped.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said it was due to the submarine command team's "insufficient planning".
They had also "failed to follow guidance on fishing vessel avoidance", it said.
The collision presented a significant risk to... read more

 
13 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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