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Tenth anniversary of maritime tragedy

It's ten years to the day since the sinking of the Solway Harvester.

The Scottish fishing vessel went down eleven miles off the east coast of the Isle of Man, with the loss of all seven of her crew.

A report into the sinking found various safety defects and owner Richard Gidney was put on trial for manslaughter.

However, the case against him collapsed in 2005.

The Solway Harvester was salvaged in a £1 million operation funded by the Isle of Man Government, and relatives of the victims later accused the Scottish Parliament of not doing enough.

Donald Gelling, who was the Island's chief minister in 2000, says recovering the vessel was the right thing to do:

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