This evening the latest news from the Marine and Coastguard Agency is that an RAF search and rescue helicopter is continuing to search for the other two crew members.

Commenting on the loss of The Ocean Way, Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead said:

“I am very sorry to hear about the loss of the Fraserburgh registered fishing vessel The Ocean Way that has tragically resulted in fatalities. This is a terrible tragedy and my thoughts are with the loved ones and friends of the crew. This tragedy will be felt by all fishing communities and is a horrible reminder of the dangers our fishermen face day in day out to bring fish to our tables with many paying the ultimate sacrifice. I would like to pay tribute to all the personnel involved in the rescue operation.”

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Published On: Sun, Nov 2nd, 2014 at 11:12pm

Fraserburgh fishing boat lost

Humber Coastguard reported earlier today that it was coordinating the search for the missing skipper and four crew of the trawler, ‘Ocean Way’. The trawler, was last heard from about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands.

The emergency beacon from the vessel began transmitting earlier today and the Coastguard tried to contact the skipper. They also broadcast mayday relay messages which have been requesting all shipping to look out for the missing crew.

An RAF rescue helicopter went to the scene and two people were found alive in the water and winched to safety. The Norwegian helicopter Rescue 1 was due to arrive on scene to relieve the RAF rescue helicopter.

Earlier today Mike Puplett, Humber Coastguard Watch Manager said

“We will continue searching as long as necessary. We still have the benefit of  daylight and fairly favourable weather conditions for searching.”

This evening the latest news from the Marine and Coastguard Agency is that an RAF search and rescue helicopter is continuing to search for the other two crew members.

Commenting on the loss of The Ocean Way, Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead said:

“I am very sorry to hear about the loss of the Fraserburgh registered fishing vessel The Ocean Way that has tragically resulted in fatalities. This is a terrible tragedy and my thoughts are with the loved ones and friends of the crew. This tragedy will be felt by all fishing communities and is a horrible reminder of the dangers our fishermen face day in day out to bring fish to our tables with many paying the ultimate sacrifice. I would like to pay tribute to all the personnel involved in the rescue operation.”

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