The UK-registered Eder Sands was released by the MCA from detention in Scrabster after deficiencies were rectified. Photo: nauticalshetland
Surveyors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have released a UK registered fishing vessel which they had detained following allegations including non-payment of wages.
The 36 metre UK-registered ‘Eder Sands’ was detained in Scrabster Harbour on Thursday, 2 July by the MCA surveyors after an investigation and inspection carried out in line with the Government COVID-19 guidance.
The MCA says that during the inspection, surveyors found fishing vessel work agreements did not comply with Work in Fishing Convention (WIFC) regulations, the vessel did not have a WIFC certificate, the crew were not properly qualified.