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Grieving widow of Scots fisherman killed in North Sea tragedy says family left in ‘awful’ situation

The Thai family of a Scots fisherman who was tragically killed in a North Sea boating accident have been left in an “awful” financial situation since his death. Ronald Mackinnon, who split his time between Thailand and Peterhead, passed away after a fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Norway in March. Voriya Sonthipong, his partner of 16 years, first met the 56-year-old at a Pattaya hotel where she worked. They went on to have two daughters, now aged 13 and 12, and a seven-year-old son. On the day of the tragedy, Voriya was contacted by Ronald’s mother. Voriya said her “heart almost broke” when she heard the news. And the anguish of losing her beloved partner has been compounded by financial woes that have plagued the family ever since. >click to read< 14:17

Peterhead fisherman who died after trawler Njord capsizes has been identified

Ronald McKinnon, originally from Peterhead, was one of three crew members airlifted to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen after inhaling fumes. Five more of the crew were then rescued by an offshore vessel. The Norwegian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre scrambled a helicopter after the alarm was raised at 1:39pm on Sunday. The trawler was about 100 nautical miles west of Stavanger when it got into difficulty. Now tributes have been paid to Ronald on social media, with the fisherman being hailed as a “true friend”. >click to read<, >and click here<15:18

Scottish fishing trawler Njord capsizes off Norway leaving one dead

One person has died after a Scottish fishing vessel with eight people on board capsized off Norway. The Norwegian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (NJRCC) launched a rescue operation after the alarm was raised on Sunday. Rescuers found the eight crew standing on the keel of the capsized vessel Njord which got into difficulty about 100 miles west of Stavanger in the North Sea. Three people were winched into a search and rescue helicopter and were flown to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen where one of them subsequently died. >click to read<,– and >click here to read< 07:37