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Cemfjord cargo ship wreck survey completed

Cemfjord Image copyright Caitlin Ditchfield
Image caption The Cemfjord's capsize led to a major search in the Pentland Firth

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says it has now completed initial surveys of the wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord.

The vessel is believed to have overturned in storm force winds in the Pentland Firth in January, sinking about two days later.

No trace was found of the eight crew who were onboard.

A side sonar scan and a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) survey of the wreck have now been carried out.

A spokesman for the MAIB said that the information would form part of the ongoing investigation of the sinking.

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Image caption A side sonar scan of the wreck was carried out
Image copyright MaIB
Image caption A survey of the Cemfjord was also done using a remotely operated vehicle

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