Search resumes off British coast for missing mariners
A major search effort resumed on Sunday for the missing crew of an overturned cargo ship spotted off the British coast.
Seven Poles and one Filipino were on board the Cypriot-registered Cemfjord, a cargo ship carrying cement, which capsized around 15 miles (24 kilometres) from Wick on the northeast tip of Scotland.
“The search has resumed this morning, with two helicopters, four lifeboats and five coastguard rescue teams. There is no sign of any of the crewmen,” said a spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
“It is early in the day so we will see how the day progresses, but every effort is under way.”
A passing ferry spotted the upturned hull at around 1430 GMT on Saturday. Its last-known position was at 1315 GMT on Friday.
Brise of Hamburg, managers of the cement carrier, confirmed in a statement that the crew of eight were missing “following a severe accident”.
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