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Aircraft searches for Cemfjord debris in Pentland Firth

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Image caption The Cemfjord sank after capsizing

An aircraft has been searching for debris from a cargo ship which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board.

The upturned hull of the Cemfjord - which was carrying cement - was spotted by a passing ferry on Saturday and later sank.

No trace of the crew was found despite an extensive search operation.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said a fixed wing aircraft was conducting a search.

The Cemfjord crew consisted of seven Polish nationals and one Filipino.

Image caption The sinking happened in the Pentland Firth

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