Appeal over Dutch boat

AN appeal has been launched for sightings of a Dutch boat which has not been heard from for two weeks since it left Stonehaven.

On April 15 the vessel left Stonehaven, with three crew onboard, bound for Norway.

They were expected to arrive on April 22, but no-one has heard from them since April 15.

Aberdeen Coastguard has now received a call about concern for their wellbeing.

The vessel is a Dutch flagged 15 metre steel-hulled, former pilot boat with a black hull, white cabin, the vessel has been converted to have a mast and sails.

There are three Dutch nationals onboard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Aberdeen coastguard on 01224 592 334 or VHF Channel 16 or Medium frequency 2182 khz.