Ten fishermen were rescued by helicopter after two fishing boats collided in the North Sea yesterday.

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Ten fishermen were rescued by helicopter after two fishing boats collided in the North Sea yesterday. The incident took place 70 miles off the Norwegian coast when the Supreme and the Active, fishing out of Peterhead, Grampian, and captained by brothers James and Innes MacPherson, hit each other in gale-swept seas. The crews were picked up from life rafts (left) in 12-foot waves and the boats later sank. Four helicopters were involved in the rescue, including an RAF Wessex en route to Norway on a courtesy visit.

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