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Cypriot ship overturns in Scotland, major search launched

By Alexandra Gagan / January 4, 2015
Images taken from BBC Scotland

Images taken from BBC Scotland

A major search has commenced after a Cypriot registered cargo ship overturned north of Scotland.

According to BBC Scotland, eight people were reported to have been on board the cement carrying ship.

The upturned ship was found by a passing ferry in the Pentland Firth.

Two rescue helicopters, four lifeboats and other vessels are being used in the search for the crew of the Cemfjord ship. Shetland Coastguard are co-coordinating the rescue efforts.

Brise of Hamburg, managers of the Cemfjord, said in a statement that the crew consisted of seven Poles and a Filipino.

It added: “No distress call was received from the vessel. Bad weather prevailed in the area at the time and conditions remain difficult at the scene, with storm force winds.

“The company is in the process of informing the families.”


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