British Army divers recovering a sunken fishing boat in Lossiemouth Harbour
British Army divers recovering a sunken fishing boat in Lossiemouth Harbour (Picture: 39 Engineer Regiment Facebook).
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Army dive team recovers fishing boat sunk by Storm Arwen

39 Engineer Regiment Dive Team retrieved the vessel from Lossiemouth harbour in Scotland.

British Army divers recovering a sunken fishing boat in Lossiemouth Harbour
British Army divers recovering a sunken fishing boat in Lossiemouth Harbour (Picture: 39 Engineer Regiment Facebook).

A team of British Army divers have recovered a sunken fishing boat following Storm Arwen.

39 Engineer Regiment Dive Team retrieved the vessel from Lossiemouth Harbour, Scotland, as the boat was creating a hazard to other vessels in the harbour and damaging the pontoons.

The troops used a parachute lift bag and re-floated the vessel before towing it onto the slipway at high tide.

When the tide had gone out, the boat was then taken ashore for salvage.

A post on 39 Engineer Regiment's Facebook page said the owner of Utopia, the sunken vessel, made a £300 donation to the Moray Inshore Rescue as a thank you to the Army divers.