Portuguese fisherman released – Fishupdate.com

Portuguese fisherman released Published:  07 November, 2006

Dornoch Sheriff Court

A PORTUGUESE fisherman arrested following an incident aboard the Anglo-Spanish fishing vessel Bergur at Ullapool harbour on Friday has been released from custody without charge.

Six fire appliances, two police cars and an ambulance had attended the incident. A dangerous gas – freon gas – had been released within the fishing vessel following an alleged axe attack on the refrigeration system.

Procurator fiscal Roderick Urquhart said: “After careful consideration of the police report, I determined that there should be no proceedings and I instructed that he be released from custody.”

Following his release at Dornoch sheriff court, the fisherman began his journey home to Portugal by bus.

The Fleetwood-registered Bergur, which had called into Ullapool because of “a problem with a crewman” sailed from Ullapool in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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