Spanish fishing vessel owners lose case

The Spanish owners of an Irish fishing vessel which sank with the loss of three lives have lost their High Court battle to permit its crews to operate without certificates of competency.

1st August, 2009

The Spanish owners of an Irish fishing vessel which sank with the loss of three lives have lost their High Court battle to permit its crews to operate without certificates of competency.

Castletown Fisheries Ltd and its owners, Spanish company Pesca Baqueiro SA, challenged the ruling of the Marine Survey Office that the crews’ qualifications did not allow them to operate a fishing boat in Irish waters.

Castletown Fisheries, which was formed by Pesca...

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