MFV Louisa was rescued four times before tragic sinking

louisa  named locally as sunken fishing vesselThe crab boat which sank off the Western Isles just over a week ago was rescued by lifeboats on four previous occasions, prior to the tragedy. Skipper Paul Alliston, 42, remains unaccounted for after the MFV Louisa sank off the coast of Mingulay. Fishermen Martin Johnstone, 29, from Caithness and Chris Morrison, 27, from Stornoway both died in the incident, while crewman Lachlann Armstrong, 27, managed to swim to safety. Police are carrying out a joint investigation with the Marine Accidents Investigation Branch (MAIB) and are considering bringing the boat to the surface as part of the inquiry. Yesterday, it emerged that the vessel had been the subject of four separate lifeboat call-outs. The crew were rescued for a second time that month in February 2014 when the vessel ran aground on the uninhabited Ascrib Islands in Loch Snizort in north-west Skye. Read the rest here 09:59

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