Sinking of Buckie boat in Scrabster investigated
- 12 May 2014
- From the section Highlands & Islands
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched a probe into the sinking of a Buckie-registered fishing boat at Scrabster harbour in Caithness.
The 22m (72ft), Moray-based Shalimar crashed into a wall at the harbour, near Thurso, on 1 May.
The MAIB said the boat had made "heavy contact" with the wall.
The vessel was raised to the surface on Monday by a company from Orkney in an operation that took more than 12 hours to complete.
Stromness-based Green Marine used a large gantry barge to lift the Shalimar.
It is understood that the fishing boat sank after it crashed following a mechanical failure. The boat sank within 30 minutes of the collision.