Cruise com­pany and mas­ter fined

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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