Inquiry hears of help time surprise over Orkney rescue
An experienced seafarer has told a fatal accident inquiry he was surprised how long it took a lifeboat to arrive after he reported distress flares.
Michael Braddock raised the alarm in the early hours of 16 June 2007, the same night 23-year-old Alex Moar's boat capsized off Orkney.
Mr Braddock told Kirkwall Sheriff Court it was almost half an hour before a lifeboat arrived.
Mr Moar's family claim the emergency services were too slow to respond.
He was lost when his boat overturned between Stromness and Hoy.
The inquiry continues.