Shetland trawler hits out at ‘dangerous’ encounter

A Shetland based trawler crew have hit out at the “dangerous” behaviour of a French boat which they claim tried to entangle their propeller with a rope. The crew of Lerwick-based Defiant videoed the encounter with the Antonio Maria, 18 miles off Shetland, just outside UK territorial waters. Fishermen are now calling for tougher action and powers for the authorities to prevent lives being put at risk. The owners of the French vessel have been approached for comment. Defiant’s skipper, Magnus Polson, said he was in disbelief during the incident. >>click to read<< 11:30

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