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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Overboard

A man has fallen overboard from the ferry sailing from Tarbert in Harris to Uig in Skye. He was seen falling at 5.45pm this evening, just as the MV Hebrides was approaching the quay at Uig. The ferry launched its own rescue craft, and the Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway was also summoned. In spite of all the efforts, the man died on the scene. The police are now contacting the next-of-kin, and the Hebrides has remained tied up at Uig pending the completion of investigation. The evening sailing to Lochmaddy in North Uist has been delayed until further notice.


Approaching Uig from Tarbert, 11 October 2007

2 comments:

  1. Sorry about the man falling overboard and any family he might have. I always wonder how something like this could happen or was he working there?

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  2. I always forget about the blogs, with practically everyone on Facebook. I love coming over and following along with your travels, seeing your wonderful photos.Too bad about the loss of the man who fell overboard. Is that a very common occurance on that mode of travel? Hope your week is going well.
    Barb

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