THE owner of a fishing boat which sank with the loss of seven lives told a court yesterday of his "regret" over the tragedy.
THE Scottish trawler owner who was cleared three years ago of the manslaughter of the seven-man crew of the Solway Harvester, yesterday told a court that "people" still wanted to blame him for the disaster.
A FISHING boat which sank with the loss of seven crew flooded twice in the three years before it went down, a court heard today.
RICHARD Gidney, owner of the Solway Harvester, which sank in 2000 with the loss of seven men, has not responded to demands to attend an Isle of Man inquest into the deaths, a coroner said yesterday.
THE owner of a fishing trawler that sank with the loss of seven men risked being labelled a "hypocrite" and a "coward", a coroner said yesterday.
THE seven fishermen who drowned in the Solway Harvester disaster were trapped inside the vessel when it suddenly turned turtle and sank, and had little or no chance of escape, it was revealed yesterday.
A COMPANY director who owned the Solway Harvester fishing boat which sank with the loss of seven men was never told of missing deck covers or faults with water pumps, a court heard yesterday.
THE trawler Solway Harvester sank with the loss of seven crew because no-one noticed the fish hold filling up with water, a court heard yesterday.
THE former first mate on the Solway Harvester yesterday told a court how the scallop dredger had been inundated by floodwater on the penultimate trip before the vessel sank with the loss of all seven crew.
THE jury in the Solway Harvester manslaughter trial toured the wreck yesterday.
THE jury in the Solway Harvester manslaughter trial will today visit the raised wreck of the vessel in Douglas harbour on the Isle of Man.
THE skipper of the Solway Harvester told his girlfriend the sea was "screaming" an hour before he drowned with his six crewmen in the Irish Sea, a court heard yesterday.
A WEALTHY trawler owner, accused of causing the deaths of the seven Scottish fishermen who perished in the Solway Harvester disaster, allowed the boat to put to sea without a vital £300 deck hatch cover which could have helped to prevent the tragedy, a court heard yesterday.
THE Prince of Wales yesterday praised a small community that has twice pulled itself back from disaster.
A COMPANY director yesterday denied manslaughter charges in relation to the death of seven men who drowned when the Solway Harvester trawler sank off the coast of the Isle of Man.
THE fishing boat owner accused of the manslaughter of the crew of the Solway Harvester yesterday faced charges in a Scottish court involving the safety of the crew of two other vessels.