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Dave Leishman
27th October 2006, 11:36
A massive search in underway for the Kirkaldy registered boat, Meridian KY147, following a distress signal received at 2200 on Thursday 26th October.

The Meridian was acting as guard ship around some North Sea platforms when RAF Kinloss received the distress call.

The weather is reported to be storm force 10 with winds gusting up to 80mph as the search continues.

More at the BBC news site here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6090094.stm

Update:
The Norwegian Coastguard have recovered one unidentified body from the area the distress call was received from, so it looks like the worst has happened. I can't imagine how the families and community must be feeling right now, but my heart goes out to them.

A photo has been posted in the gallery of the missing boat - thanks Graham.
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/229/cat/2 (http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/forums/../gallery/showphoto.php/photo/229/cat/2)

Davie Tait
4th September 2007, 10:47
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/6976523.stm

The MAIB report http://www.maib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resources/Meridian.pdf