An air and sea rescue operation launched after an empty fishing boat was found miles out to sea, appears to have been an expensive false alarm.
An RAF helicopter, a lifeboat and a 40-strong onshore team spent five hours searching, fearing someone had gone overboard. Both men who had been using the fishing boat are safe.
ITV News correspondent Gregg Easteal has this update.
More top news
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.
Durham Crown Court heard that one of the male victims suffered a triple-fractured jaw, while left lying in the gutter, unconscious.