4 February 2018

French trawler FV Jack Abry II, grounded on the north west coast of the Isle of Rum

North west coast of the Isle of Rum

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The trawler struck rocks at low tide in a storm on 31st January 2011. Mallaig’s all-weather lifeboat and Stornoway coastguard helicopter were called out and the 14-strong crew were airlifted off the vessel.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report concluded that the skipper, who had been alone on watch in the wheelhouse, fell asleep and failed to make a course alteration. He had joined the vessel in Lochinver on the day of the accident after travelling from his home in France. “It is likely,” the report goes on, “that the skipper became fatigued through a combination of personal stress, a prolonged period without sleep and poor quality rest before leaving his home. The wheelhouse watch alarm was not used, nor was best use made of the available navigational aids and crew.”

(Source: isleofrum.com)

 

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Aviemore, Scotland, the northern coires of Braeriach (1296m) are in the background. May 2016.

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