Fishing Vessel 'Algrie' Skipper Sentenced

The skipper of the fishing vessel ‘Algrie’ was today sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court to 4 months in prison, suspended for 2 years and fined £5,000 in costs following the grounding of his vessel on Mount Batten pier on 7th October. 

The judge said the level of risk of harm was high and that a risk of death to the crew and/or public was real.  Alcohol was an aggravating factor in the judge reaching his decision.

The Cattewater Harbour Commissioners are pleased the MCA Enforcement Unit prosecuted this case and would repeat that those in control of vessels navigating in the harbour have a significant responsibility which should not be compromised by alcohol consumption.