News The Hull-based trawler, the Gaul, which sank in 1974. Tests are being carried out to discover whether human remains found in Russia are those of missing sailors from the trawler that went down in the Barents Sea off Norway with the loss of 36 men

Reason for FV Gaul's demise remains subject of speculation although official 2004 inquiry ruled out conspiracy theories

DNA tests on `Gaul' bodies

BRITISH scientists investigating the 25-year mystery surrounding the sinking of the Gaul fishing trawler have taken samples from two male bodies exhumed from graves on the Russian coast, to establish whether they are indeed those of crew members.

War in the Balkans: Italy - Venetian trawlers net Nato bombs

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Letter: Trawler safety

Sir: For too many years it has been accepted that commercial fishing is a dangerous occupation ("Scores of trawlers `at risk of sinking' ", 27 April). If the same numbers of workers were killed each year in the motor or building industries, there would be a public outcry.

Scores of trawlers `at risk of sinking'

DOZENS OF trawlers fishing around Britain's coast are inherently dangerous and receive safety approval by government inspectors without adequate checks on their stability, according to a confidential accident report into the deaths of four trawlermen.

Asda nets pounds 1.5m fresh cod deal

ASDA yesterday launched an unusual deal with four Grimsby trawlermen to supply over 100 Asda stores with fresh cod.

Fishermen face huge quotas cut

SWINGEING CUTS in the amount of fish caught around the coasts of Britain next year will be proposed by the European Commission on Thursday.

Inquiries into disasters `are far too slow'

JOHN PRESCOTT has ordered a review of the way inquiries into major accidents are carried out in the face of mounting criticism of the time it takes to find out the causes.

Fishing Lines: Terror of the Scottish deep

IT WOULD have been the fishing story of the year. Television stations would have clamoured to interview me. The word "hero" would have featured frequently in articles. The Sun would have set up a picture of Melinda Messenger gazing adoringly into my eyes. Mayors would have offered me the freedom of the town. Instead, it's just another story of the one that got away.

Gaul inquiry to be reopened

THE INQUIRY into the Gaul trawler disaster is to be reopened after the discovery of new evidence suggesting open hatch doors could be linked to the accident in which 36 men died.

'Human remains' filmed in wreck

WHAT APPEAR to be remains of crew members of the trawler Gaul, which was lost in mysterious circumstances off the Norwegian coast 24 years ago, have been filmed inside the wreck.

Robot subs take film of sunken Gaul

MARINE INVESTIGATORS sent down unmanned submarines yesterday to the final resting place of the Hull trawler Gaul as they started their efforts to solve the mystery of why it sank 24 years ago.

Experts take first step in solving mystery of sunken trawler

Experts take first step in solving mystery of sunken trawler

Mission sets sail to solve the riddle of missing trawler

ONE OF the great British sea mysteries - what happened to the Hull trawler, the Gaul - may be answered this week. Mansal 18, a purpose- built survey ship hired by the British government to examine the wreck of the trawler, sets sail this afternoon from Kristiansund, in Norway.

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