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Roland Wilson fined for Cowes Week oil tanker crash

A former naval officer whose yacht collided with an oil tanker in the Solent during Cowes Week has been found guilty of contravening maritime regulations.

Lt Roland Wilson, from Stanley, Perthshire was fined and ordered to pay more than £100,000 in costs following a trial at Southampton Magistrates Court.

The dramatic collision in 2011 was captured on film.

The 32-year-old was convicted of impeding the passage of a vessel and failing to keep a proper lookout.

  • 25 Oct 2013
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