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'Solway Harvester' Disaster :

Scallop Association
'Solway Harvester'
Appeal Fund

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C. Mills

R. Mills

D. Mills

J. Murphy

M. Milligan

D. Lyons

W. Jolly

At 6 p.m. on the night of Tuesday 11th January 2000, the Liverpool Coastguards received a distress call from the radio beacon of the "Solway Harvester". Fourteen hours later, the searchers gave up hope of finding anyone alive after two empty life-rafts were found. The ship was later found in 38 metres of water and had apparently sunk in heavy seas off Douglas, Isle of Man. All seven crew are missing, presumed drowned.

The "Solway Harvester" crew was (left to right) : Craig Mills, Robin Mills, David Mills, John Murphy, Martin Milligan, David Lyons and Wesley Jolly.

The "Solway Harvester" was a member of the Scallop Dredging Association, which has opened the Solway Harvester Appeal Fund on behalf of the families of the crew. Five were young single men just starting their careers, but two were married men with families. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Wreaths and flowers at
Fishermen's Memorial

If you wish to send a donation to the Scallop Association Solway Harvester Appeal, please send cheques to :-

Scallop Association
Solway Harvester Appeal
Clydesdale Bank plc
Aberdeen AB51 5NB.
Cheques should be made payable to : 'Solway Harvester Appeal Fund'.
The Account Number is : 00410061. The Bank Sort Code is : 82 - 65 - 26.

Alternatively, payments may be made over the counter at the Clydesdale Bank at Whithorn or at any other Clydesdale Bank Branch, or at The Steam Packet Inn at the Isle of Whithorn; receipts will be issued in these cases

All amounts welcome, whatever they may be.

The Scallop Association, Boat Croft, Kemnay, Aberdeen AB51 5GZ
Secretary : Mr. John Hermse. Phone No 01467 643629.

Solway Harvester picture courtesy of Mr. Hermse of the Scallop Dredging Association.
Crew and Memorial pictures courtesy of David Henderson of the "Galloway News", 141 King Street, Castle Douglas.

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