Friends Remember Fishermen

Family and friends of three fishermen who died when their vessel sank off the Dorset coast will set sail to the site of the wreck later [Sunday 1st Jule].

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Wreckage found on seabed in missing trawler search

Fears are growing for 3 fishermen missing off the coast of Dorset. The Purbeck Isle left Weymouth yesterday but didn't return as planned. A major search ten miles south of Portland resumed at 5am this morning.

It's been confirmed that some wreckage has been found on the seabed.

David Pitman from the Licensed Boatman and Fishermen Association says people are still holding out ahope a life raft will be found:

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Search continues for missing fishermen

Fears are growing for three fishermen missing off the coast of Dorset.

Their boat, the Purbeck Isle, left Weymouth yesterday but didn't return as planned. A major search ten miles south of Portland continues.

RNLI lifeboats, coastguard helicopters and a Royal Navy warship helped search last night. The search was called-off at 3am but resumed at 5am [Friday].

The fishing boat had gone to check and re-lay crab pots.

Concern over Purbeck Isle vessel

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said the missing boat has not been seen since leaving the port this morning. Portland Coastguard, said: "The coastguard helicopter commenced a search from the air of known fishing grounds of this vessel as soon as we were alerted. More on this story here

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