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Trawler inquiry details ordered

Seven crew died when the Trident sank in 1974

Families bereaved by a trawler sinking in 1974 have expressed disappointment at having to provide more information before an inquiry can go ahead.

Seven men died when the Peterhead trawler Trident sank off Caithness.

A public inquiry is due to begin in Aberdeen in two weeks but the families have been ordered to provide further details on their concerns.

Many relatives have always believed the Trident was unstable, rather than it solely being swamped by a wave.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday, Sheriff Principal Sir Stephen Young ordered the legal team for the families to come up with more information by Friday.

That includes indicating whether or not they intend to criticise anyone and what the nature of that criticism is.

Another hearing will take place next Monday and the inquiry itself is expected to begin the following Monday.

The wreck of the Trident was discovered by amateur divers five years ago.

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