20/Aug/2014 - Last News Update: 08:59

Trawler sinks after collision off Lewis

Category: Scotland

Published: 12th Jan 2011 22:13:01

A fishing boat has sunk after a collision at sea about three miles off the coast of Lewis in the Western Isles.

Stornoway Coastguard said the Sapphire, a 15 metre-long trawler, had collided with another fishing vessel, the Silver Chord, at about 1830 GMT.

No-one was injured in the collision off the coast of Bayble on Lewis.

The Sapphire sunk within 10 minutes but the one person on board managed to get on to the other vessel.

A spokesman for Stornoway Coastguard said: "A helicopter and Stornoway lifeboat were sent out. The lifeboat put a pump onboard the Silver Chord, which was damaged in the collision. It had a crew of three.

"The vessel was safely back at Stornoway harbour by 2030 GMT.

"The Stornoway Coastguard pump has now been put onboard and will stay on the vessel overnight."

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2011. Trawler sinks after collision off Lewis [Online] (Updated 12th Jan 2011)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/121929/Trawler-sinks-after-collision-off-Lewis [Accessed 20th Aug 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Marion Cotillard confronts redundancy fears

    She's topped the list of France's highest paid actors - but in her new film, Two Days and One Night, Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard plays a factory worker who is forced to beg her colleagues to save her job under the threat of redundancy.
  • Cookstown 'road rage' incident: Man released

    A 37-year-old man who was arrested over a "road rage" incident in County Tyrone has been released on bail.
  • New app developed to catch fly-tippers across Wales

    An app has been developed to crackdown on fly-tippers, which costs the Welsh taxpayer £2m a year.
  • Markus Frind: The man 'behind a million babies'

    American writer and critic Susan Sontag once said: "Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love."
  • Alder Hey Hospital 'requires improvement' overall, says CQC

    Alder Hey Children's Hospital "requires improvement" in the areas of critical care and outpatient services, health inspectors have said.