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Tuesday, 27 June, 2000, 09:15 GMT 10:15 UK
Solway Harvester: A tale of tragedy
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The sinking of the Solway Harvester during atrocious weather conditions in the Irish Sea has left families and whole communities grieving for the loss of seven men. This is BBC News Online Scotland's coverage of the accident, which happened on 11 January.

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Many images have been published, showing the serenity of the Isle of Whithorn where many of the seven crew were born and lived their lives. These are the men and some of those pictures.

An industry used to grief

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The Solway Harvester is the latest name to be added to the list of boats and men claimed by the sea.

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BBC journalists have covered the story for television and radio.

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 David Currie reports on the poignant moment the Solway Harvester was lifted from the seabed and broke the surface

 Willie Johnston reports: "A lone piper's lament pierced the chill night air as the men were brought ashore"

 Willie Johnston speaks to Donald Gelling and the Rev. Alexander Currie

 Willie Johnston reports: "It was a short flight for the relatives but it was part of a long painful journey"

 Andrew Cassell reports: "Lifeboats sought survivors but found none"

 Local hotelier John Scoular: "Craig Mills was a fine skipper who brought jobs here"

 Reevel Alderson reports: "Fishing communities have become used to tragedy"

 Rev. Alex Currie: "The community has to be strong"

 Simon Montague reports: "Efforts to improve fishing's safety record have come to little"

 Willie Johnston reports: "A community struggles to cope with its grief"

 Willie Johnston reports: "The cameras will determine whether bodies are on board"

 Willie Johnston reports: "The pictures from the underwater cameras are good"

Audio

 Rev. Alexander Currie: "There were prayers that all seven would be brought home"

 Joanne Macaulay reports: "The blackest day for this community"

 Peter Diamond, Liverpool Coastguard: "The wreckage is lying on its starboard side

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