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Search for missing trawler men called off

Humber Coastguard has confirmed the search for two missing trawler men has been called off.

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The Ocean Way, before the tragedy. Credit: Steve Ellwood

Tributes are coming in for the fisherman who died and the two that are missing following the sinking of the Ocean Way trawler, 100 miles off the Northumberland coast.

We are greatly saddened by this tragic news and our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the crew at this very difficult time.

This terrible accident highlights the very real dangers our fishermen face on a constant basis and is a sober reminder of the important role fishing plays in putting food on our plates.

– Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation

This is a terrible tragedy and my thoughts are with the loved ones and friends of the crew.

This tragedy will be felt by all fishing communities and is a horrible reminder of the dangers our fishermen face day in, day out to bring fish to our tables with many paying the ultimate sacrifice.

– Scotland's Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead

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