View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Man overboard

This vessel is one of several French fishing vessels which put into Stornoway for a crew change. They are usually in and out of port in just over an hour. One of them was involved in a recovery operation, 50 miles northwest of the Butt of Lewis at 2 am last night, when a man had gone overboard. A search was conducted, and the fisherman was recovered from the sea, but was sadly found to have died. The vessel involved, the Jean Claude Coulon II, proceeded to Stornoway, where she was met by the appropriate authorities.

My sympathies go out to the family and friends of the deceased.


  1. My sympathy also for the family Guido..
    Glad to have now read last three days news..sorry don't know where I have been !!!!
    Hope the new mouse is being kind and keeping you on the straight and narrow..
    Love Sybil xx

  2. Oh how sad is this for some poor family at the atart of a New Year Guido.My heart felt sympathy's go out to all,who knew him.Great pic of the vessel you have taken.Have a good evening .Take care God Bless xx