Trawler in­ci­dent un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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The Re­turner prawn trawler, which sank off Kar­ratha’s coast with the loss of three Mid West lives, has been shifted by crane into a stor­age yard as in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

The ves­sel went miss­ing in July, spark­ing a three­week land, air and sea search by mul­ti­ple agen­cies and pri­vate op­er­a­tors.

Skip­per Mur­ray Turner’s body was found on board the stricken ves­sel.

Ma­son Carter and Chad Fair­ley’s bod­ies are still miss­ing.

A Depart­ment of Trans­port spokes­woman said the depart­ment was con­duct­ing a marine in­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion in con­junc­tion with the Aus­tralian Mar­itime Safety Author­ity.

The spokes­woman said find­ings would be pro­vided to the coro­ner.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

The Re­turner be­ing lifted into a stor­age yard.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into The Re­turner is con­tin­u­ing.

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