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Bourbon Dolphin findings delayed
Bourbon Dolphin
The Bourbon Dolphin overturned with the loss of eight lives
The publication of an official report into the sinking of the Bourbon Dolphin off Shetland has been delayed.

The vessel capsized during an anchor handling operation in April with the loss of eight lives, including the captain's 14-year-old son.

The findings of the official Commission of Inquiry set up by the Norwegian government were due to be published at the beginning of February.

They have now been delayed by two months until April.

The judge leading the inquiry has asked for more time to consider the evidence and finalise her report.

The wreck of the ship sank three days after capsizing in the Chevron field, 85 miles west of the Shetland coast, on 12 April.

The inquiry held in Alesund heard that the vessel had almost tipped over in a separate previous incident.

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