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Solway Harvester is finally demolished

Fri, 17 Jan 2014

A Scottish fishing boat which sank in Manx waters 14 years ago has now been totally demolished.

Yesterday saw the final stage in the demolition of the wreckage of the Solway Harvester.

The scallop dredger sank off the coast of Ramsey in heavy storms on January 11th 2000 – all seven fishermen onboard died.

The project to demolish the ship started in November last year after years of legal issues.

Dudley Butt was the senior investigating officer when the tragedy happened – he says the Manx government was right to step in:


  • Dudley Butt MLC

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