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Fisherman missing after ferry crash

The search was resuming for a fisherman missing after his boat collided with a passenger ferry.

The fisherman was one of two people on board the Homeland fishing vessel when it hit the Scottish Viking off the coast of St Abbs in Eyemouth, Berwickshire.

One of the men was pulled from the water by another fishing boat. Fifteen fishing vessels were at the scene of the accident, five miles off the coast of St Abbs, after the accident happened.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer and lifeboats from Dunbar, Eyemouth and St Abbs also helped with the search, in winds of up to five knots.

Messages were also broadcast to all shipping requesting assistance.

David McIntosh, who runs a bed and breakfast in St Abbs, said the search took place a mile from the shore.

He described seeing the lights from the vessels combing the area for the missing fisherman, but said he did not know who he was.

The passenger ferry is operated by Dutch company Norfolkline, owned by DFDS Seaways.

The ship operates between Rosyth, Scotland, and Zeebrugge, Belgium.


From Belfast Telegraph