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Swanland sank after money-saving measures - MAIB report

A cargo ship which sank off north Wales, killing six crew, had been subject to "money-saving" measures by the owner, an investigation has found.

Two of the Russian crew were airlifted to safety by an RAF helicopter co-piloted by the Duke of Cambridge as the Swanland sank off the Llyn peninsula.

One union official called the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report "shocking and damning".

Swanland operator Torbulk Ltd said it had no comment to make at the moment.

Roger Pinney reports.

'Cost-cutting' before ship's sinking

  • 12 Jun 2013
  • From the section Wales