Maritime and Coastguard Agency
A UK government regulator has failed to publish a key survey of oil and chemical spills in British seas for three years because the expert who compiled it retired.
A major salmon farming company has been fined £800,000 after an employee was crushed and drowned when he fell into the water during a boat transfer.
Official investigations have been launched into an oil spill at a major Ministry of Defence fuel depot on Loch Striven in the Firth of Clyde.
Migrant workers on UK fishing boats landing at Scottish ports claim to have suffered physical and racial abuse, with some claiming they were forced to work 20 hour shifts while earning just £3.51 an hour.
The number of spills from oil rigs in the North Sea has risen sharply to reach a 14-year high, according to a UK government report.
The UK coastguard agency has been accused of a pollution “cover-up” over the oil rig that ran aground in northwest Scotland last month.
The oil multinational whose rig ran aground on the island of Lewis was implicated in one of the world’s worst environmental disasters and has suffered leaks in the North Sea.