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Thursday, 8 September 2011
A Far from Golden Promise
This photograph by Gordon Campbell is of the Golden Promise, an Oban-registered scalloper, that ran aground off the west coast of Stroma in the Pentland Firth early yesterday. All five members of the crew were rescued by a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth and none was hurt. The Longhope and Thurso lifeboats had been requested to launch. It's a timely reminder of the dangers that beset 'those who go down to the sea in ships'.