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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

‘Britain has questions to answer over submarine activity in Irish sea’ – Hazzard

Trawler KarenSinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has asked why the British government denied that a Royal Navy submarine was involved in an incident which almost led to the sinking of a fishing boat off the Down coast.

Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “The confirmation by the British Ministry of Defence that a Royal Navy submarine was involved in dragging a trawler off the Down coast in April raises serious questions.

“In April the British MOD denied that any of their submarines were involved and stated that protocols were in place that if a submarine was caught in fishing nets it would stop and surface to protect the lives of the fishermen.

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