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Search for missing fishing boat suspended

Search efforts for an overdue fishing boat with four crew members on board have been suspended.

The Martime and Coastguard Agency said that the Dover coastguard was alerted on Wednesday afternoon when a boat that had been fishing in the Dover Straight failed to return to port.

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Major air-sea search for fishing boat suspended

The Coastguard has said that a major air-sea search in the Channel for a fishing boat with four crew members on board has been suspended with nothing found.

Major air-sea search for fishing boat suspended. Credit: PA

Lifeboat and helicopter crews were stood down early this morning following a thorough search for the vessel which vanished in rough seas and gale-force winds.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the fishing crew members were non-UK nationals but was unable to disclose further details about their boat.

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