Cruise company and master fined
A CRUISE company and master have been handed fines totalling £8,000 following an accident on the Caledonian Canal in which a crew member lost part of her leg.
Jacobite Cruises Limited admitted charges brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act after Aurelia Thabert was badly injured in the incident in June 2012.
Ms Thabert, then aged 25, was working as a crew member onboard the Jacobite
Queen. She was attempting to release a rope from the side of the lock when her right foot became entangled in a bight of the rope. The incident happened in Dochgarroch Locks.
At the Sheriff Court of Grampian Highland and Islands on October 27, Jacobite Cruises Limited was fined £6,000, reduced from £9,000 for a guilty plea.
Andrew Paul Lach was fined £2,000, reduced from £3,000 for a guilty plea.