Accidents at sea

Accidents at sea

Tall ship refloated after running aground off the coast of Arran

A TALL ship which ran aground off the Isle of Arran yesterday has been refloated.

Trident fishing tragedy families accuse law officers of desecrating trawler 'grave'

THE families bereaved in the Trident fishing disaster yesterday accused top law officers of sanctioning an operation to "steal trophies from a death ship".

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Search for missing Forth fisherman called off

THE search for a teenage fisherman who went missing after his boat and a passenger ferry collided was called off today.

Tragic Scapa Flow diver named

A diver who died while exploring shipwrecks off the Shetland coast has been named by police.

Lifeboat crew rescues colleague a second time

A LIFEBOAT volunteer had to be rescued by colleagues after getting into trouble at sea – for the second time in two months.

Fishermen on-board capsized dredger not wearing lifejackets

A SKIPPER and two crewmen who died when their fishing boat capsized were not wearing lifejackets, it was revealed today.

Stranded fisherman rescued

A FISHERMAN who ran into trouble at sea found shelter on a remote island until he was rescued, coastguards said today.

Tributes paid to skipper of capsized fishing vessel

TRIBUTES were paid today to a skipper who died along with two crewmen when his fishing boat capsized last night.

Gearbox inquiry after fatal North Sea helicopter crash

CRASH investigators today ordered an urgent review of helicopter gears following the North Sea crash which claimed 16 lives.

Services held for helicopter crash dead

FUNERALS for the North Sea helicopter crash victims continued yesterday.

Funeral held of youngest North Sea crash victim

THE youngest passenger to die in the North Sea helicopter tragedy earlier this month was described as a man of "so many talents" at his funeral yesterday.

Super Puma grounded hours after all-clear

A SUPER Puma helicopter was grounded at an offshore platform yesterday, hours after the fleet returned to service.

MP hits out at oil companies for failing downed workers

A SENIOR Labour MP has suggested that some sections of the oil and gas industry are more interested in finding ditched aircraft than people after a crash.

Helicopter victim 'saving up to have babies'

TRIBUTES were paid yesterday to a "young man who loved life", as the first of the funerals for the North Sea helicopter crash victims was held.

Super Puma fleet won't return to the skies for at least ten days

IT COULD be at least ten days before the full fleet of Super Puma helicopters will be operational again, the industry body said last night.

EU orders checks on Super Pumas

EUROPEAN regulators last night issued a directive requiring safety checks on the models of Super Puma helicopters involved in recent North Sea crashes.

Safety fears ground Super Puma fleets

VITAL helicopter operations for Britain's oil and gas industry will be grounded this weekend after urgent safety checks were ordered on hundreds of Super Pumas across Europe, following the 1 April disaster in the North Sea in which 16 men died.

Helicopter had gearbox failure

AN initial report into the North Sea helicopter crash in which 16 people died found that the aircraft suffered a "catastrophic failure" in part of its main gearbox.

Prince of Wales to attend North Sea helicopter crash memorial

THE Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will attend a memorial service for the victims of last week's North Sea helicopter crash, it was confirmed today.

Police defend their response to North Sea helicopter disaster

POLICE investigating a helicopter crash in which 16 people were killed defended their response to the disaster today.

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