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Minister refuses father’s plea to raise wreck of fishing boat

SANDY NEIL sneil@obantimes.co.uk

THE FATHER of a fisherman missing after his boat sank off Easdale five years ago has called on the Scottish Government to help raise the wreck and recover his body, as it did for the families of two crewmen lost aboard the Nancy Glen.

However, the minister has so far refused. Skipper Scott MacAlister, a 40-year-old father-of-three living on the isle of Luing, was collecting prawns alone in the Firth of Lorn on April 25, 2013, when the MFV Speedwell foundered south of Insh Island, where it remains 83m below the surface. His body has never been found.

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