Anniversary of the tragedy of the Bugaled Breizh

In Brittany on Sunday January 18th 2015, as reported on the Breton website 7SEIZH a ceremony will be held to commemorate the crew of the Breton trawler Bugaled Breizh (Children of Brittany). The boat went down with the loss of all hands on January 15th 2004 off the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall having set sail from its home port of Loctudy in Brittany. The ship briefly radioed it was sinking in what were at the time good weather conditions. All five of the crew were lost.

The loss of the vessel remains unresolved and relatives and friends continue to seek answers to the tragedy. Not least is the question of submarine activity around the seas of the Celtic nations. In this case, as with others the Celtic League has had a long history of investigating and drawing attention to this issue. The Celtic League started it military monitoring campaign in the late seventies but it was not until 1982 that it concentrated on the submarine issue (following the sinking of the Irish MFV Sheralga in the Irish sea). 

At this time of sadness when remembering the anniversary of the loss of the crew of Bugaled Breizh questions still need to be answered. There has long campaign to gain the truth about the sinking of Bugaled Breizh. Legal procedures were dismissed without gaining the reason for the shipwreck. It remains important to show support for the families of the victims and the need to have a large participation in the tribute events to be held on January 18. Meanwhile the campaign to learn the true facts behind the loss of the ship continues.


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