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Penzance fishing trawler Algrie which crashed into Plymouth rocks once caught a nuclear attack submarine

The Cornish fishing trawler that crashed into rocks in front of spectators in Plymouth this weekend has run into trouble before – when it caught a nuclear submarine. The 70ft Algrie dangerously dragged the nuclear attack sub HMS Spartan in the waters off Land’s End in 1982 for several minutes before the sub surfaced. The captain at the time was then ordered to cut free his nets and tackle before the sub moved on. It was understood to have cost £8,000. click here to read the story 14:01

‘High-level alarm’ could have alerted three fishermen on board ill-fated FV Jubilee

The deaths of three men on board fishing trawler FV Jubilee could have been prevented if not for “missing checks in the system”, a report has found. Terry Donald Booth, 55, of the Nelson area, Paul Russell Bennett, 35, of Motueka, and Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, died on the Ocean Fisheries trawler when it sank off the Canterbury coast on October 18, 2015. The fishermen issued a mayday at 4.20am, when they were about 22 kilometres from the Rakaia River mouth. They never made it to their liferaft. A Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report, published on Thursday, found it was likely that flooding of the fish hold was the main factor contributing to the vessel’s sinking. It was possible the cause of the flooding was water from a deck wash hose that had been left running through an open hatch. click here to read the story 21:46