Experts take first step in solving mystery of sunken trawler

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Experts take first step in solving mystery of sunken trawler

MARINE EXPERTS last night began the task of trying to solve the mystery of why a British trawler sank 24 years ago, after they located the wreck. The Hull-registered Gaul went down with its crew of 36 men 70 miles from Tromso, without sending a distress signal, in February 1974. Relatives of the victims yesterday viewed pictures of the Gaul sent from a remote- control submarine to the Government search vessel Mansal 18. There are allegations that the trawler had been sent to spy on the Soviet fleet and the relatives are fighting for and investigation into the sinking.

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