Boat News:

Man died on fishing boat in Fraserburgh harbour due to tank gas
…A man died on a fishing trawler in Fraserburgh harbour after being overcome by gas which starved him of oxygen, a report has revealed. William Ironside, 52, was one of several men who fell ill on the Sunbeam in August . The Marine Accident…


On board the 'last' migrant rescue boat
…Astral is one of the last NGO-run rescue boats in the Mediterranean. It says…


Sugar Boat shipwreck: The River Clyde's unlikely landmark
… of the River Clyde. But what is the story of the "Sugar Boat"? On the night of 27 January… flotilla of tugs and pilot boats braved the stormy night to help them. As the ship… of the rescue boats, MV Rover. But the following morning, as the tide receded…


The Sugar Boat that became a Scottish landmark
…How a Greek merchant vessel, which operated as a sugar cargo ship, became a landmark in the Firth of Clyde.…


Fishing boat rescued in poor weather off Fife coast
…Lifeboat volunteers have rescued a fishing boat in trouble off the coast… in line six miles off shore during severe weather. The lifeboat towed the boat back… but no-one was hurt and the boat was undamaged. The 56ft (17m) fishing vessel called…


Rower attempted Atlantic crossing in wooden boat
… in a wooden hand-built boat. Duncan Hutchison, from Lochinver in the Highlands, began his…


RMS Leinster centenary: Ship sunk by U-boat on Irish Sea
… for north Wales was torpedoed by a German U-boat, killing more than 500 people… were also on board as U-boat UB-123 struck the Leinster, killing 501 people… and the end of the war a month after the Leinster was hit, U-boats sunk 13 million tons…


RNLI rescue fisherman off Onchan Head after boat breaks down
boat broke down in heavy seas. Douglas RNLI crew responded after the fishing… off on Tuesday. A spokesman for the organisation said after locating the boat


Canal boat 'sank by stag party' near Bradford-on-Avon
…Police are investigating after a house boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal sank…, leaving its owner homeless. Nearby boat owners say George Ward's vessel sank after… a boat piloted by members of a stag party went past it at speed, creating a wave…


Harris ferry services resume after boat moved
…A damaged boat that had prevented ferry services operating to and from Harris… work has been done and the boat moved allowing CalMac to resume its services…