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Shell denies trawler sinking plot

THE PRESS ASSOCIATION

Thursday 11 June 2009

Energy giant Shell has strongly denied any involvement in the alleged sinking of a trawler carrying protesters opposed to its controversial new gas terminal in Co Mayo.

Two men were rescued from the stricken boat Iona Isle in the early hours of Thursday morning, with one claiming a masked and armed gang boarded and sank the vessel.

Pat O’Donnell, a prominent critic of Shell’s planned refinery at Glengad, said they were held for almost two hours before being forced to flee the vessel.

Press Association Article

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