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Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Bugaled-Breizh: they hope for "the right course" for the Inquest.

 

(Photo Le Télégramme / Pascal Bodéré) 


Dominique Launay, Jacques Losay and Thierry Lemétayer are counting on their new lawyers to convince the English courts to dismiss the report of the Sea Accident Investigation Bureau which retained the hypothesis of a soft crookedness. This Friday, March 12, relatives of the sailors who disappeared in the sinking of the Bugaled Breizh will be connected to the London court where the English investigation restarts. Their goal: to revive the hypothesis of the involvement of a submarine in the drama. Dominique Launay, Jacques Losay and Thierry Lemétayer are counting on their new lawyers to convince the English courts to dismiss the report of the Sea Accident Investigation Bureau which retained the hypothesis Dominique Launay, Jacques Losay and Thierry Lemétayer are counting on their new lawyers to convince the English courts to dismiss the report of the Sea Accident Investigation Bureau which retained the hypothesis of a soft crookedness. 

Bugaled Breizh  entering Newlyn


While waiting for the “Inquest” which is to be held next October, this Friday hearing is one of the last occasions for the relatives of the missing sailors to make their conviction heard: on January 15, 2004, it is a submarine which caused the sinking of the Bugaled Breizh opposite Cape Lizard, during anti-submarine warfare exercises by NATO and Royal Navy forces.

Rule out the BEA Mer hypothesis

It is the judges of the London court, where the proceedings were relocated, who will thus hear the arguments of those close to the Bugaled. The families of Yves Gloaguen and Pascal Le Floch, the two sailors of the Bugaled whose bodies had been recovered from British waters, will be represented but open hearings will be allowed via an internet connection. "We hope that British justice will finally take the right course", launch Jacques Losay, director of the film "The silent killer", Thierry Lemétayer, son of Georges (who disappeared in the drama) and Dominique Launay, president of the SOS Bugaled association -Breizh.

All three will be connected on Friday. They are counting on their new lawyers, French and English, to convince the English courts to dismiss the report of the Sea Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA Mer), to date held across the Channel. A report which explains the sinking by a soft hook of the Bugaled's fishing tools in the sand of the seabed, a burial. “As if a heavily loaded trawl could softly stop a 150 ton boat!“. Ironically those close to him, recalling that this report from the BEA Mer had created an outcry in the maritime world when it was released in 2006.

Hear the commanding officer of HMS Turbulent Relatives of the victims therefore hope that their lawyers will convince the British to investigate the involvement of a submarine. If they do not rule out the hypothesis of the involvement of an American spy vessel, they especially hope for a new consideration of the elements concerning HMS Turbulent, SNA of the Royal Navy long suspect number one. The Bretons would like the commander at the time, Andrew Coles, to be heard, the commander who had advised them to question the crew of the French submarine Le Rubis "to find out more". They also want new investigations on HMS Dolfijn, the Dutch SNA seen in the area and whose men may not have said everything,