Search ends for Cyprus ship’s crew off Scot­tish coast

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Bri­tish mar­itime of­fi­cials said the eight crew mem­bers of a cargo ship that cap­sized and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Scot­land are pre­sumed dead.

Au­thor­i­ties said on Mon­day that the search for the seven Pol­ish crew mem­bers and one Filipino of the Cyprus-regis­tered ce­ment car­rier Cem­fjord has been called off. Tony Red­ding, spokesman for the Ger­man ship-man­age­ment company Brise based in Ham­burg, said in­ves­ti­ga­tors would look for “ab­nor­mal­i­ties,” but the only ir­reg­u­lar­ity seems to have been “se­vere weather.”

The up­turned hull of the Cem­fjord was spot­ted on Satur­day by a pass­ing ferry in the Pent­land Firth some 15 nau­ti­cal miles from Wick on the north­east tip of Scot­land and a ma­jor search op­er­a­tion was launched.

Four lifeboats, two res­cue he­li­copters and other ves­sels were in­volved in the search for the crew co­or­di­nated by Shet­land Coast­guard. The RNLI tweeted: “Our thoughts are with the crew of the up­turned cargo ship, their fam­ily, friends and all those in­volved in to­day’s search op­er­a­tion.”

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