Mark Watson successfully represents Maritime & Coastguard Agency

October 5, 2014

At Southampton Crown Court on 27 November 2012 Mark Watson successfully represented the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in the first successful prosecution of a UK-based management agent in relation to the safety of an Anglo-Spanish trawler.

“The Shark”, based at La Coruna in Galicia but registered in the UK, suffered a severe fire whilst operating off the west coast of Ireland, necessitating a rescue operation involving a Coastguard helicopter, the Irish Naval Service and the Arranmore RNLI lifeboat.