Highlands & Islands

Owner sought for Muck's 'US boat with bullet holes'

Image caption The dinghy was found south of the island of Muck

The owner of a US Coastguard-certified boat that was found off a Scottish island last month is being sought.

Tobermory lifeboat crew made the find south of Muck in the Small Isles during a callout on 3 July.

The RNLI said the upturned 14ft aluminium dinghy appeared to have bullet holes in it.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has confirmed that its Receiver of Wreck will attempt to find the owner of the craft.

In a statement, the MCA said: "It appears that the dinghy has a US Coastguard sticker on it and the level of marine growth suggests that it has been in the water for some time.

"The MCA's Receiver of Wreck has been informed and will attempt to trace the owner."

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