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The Sinking Of The Fv Gaul

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The fishing vessel Gaul was a deep sea factory ship based at Hull, She sank some time on the night of the 8-9 February 1974 in storm conditions in the Barents Sea, north of Norway. No distress signal was received and her loss was not realised until 10 February after she twice failed to report in. An extensive search operation was launched but no trace of the ship was found, apart from a lifebuoy recovered three months later. Thirty-six crew were lost in the worst peacetime disaster to befall the UK fishing fleet.

The reasons why she sank were debated for years and in fact still are.

The official enquiry site and site claiming conspiracy of silence over alleged design fault. It’s distinctly possible in my opinion that an abnormal wave could have been involved.

http://webarchive.na...fv-gaul.org.uk/

http://the-trawler-gaul.blogspot.com/

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Edited by weather ship

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