8 sailors missing off Scotland; crew plucked from listing car carrier

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(CNN)  Eight crew members are missing after a cargo vessel overturned off the coast of Scotland, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution said late Saturday.

The coast guard in Shetland was notified at 2:30 p.m. that the hull of the Cemfjord was found 11 miles east of Pentland Skerries, the RNLI said. Rescue vessels were called in, but the search was suspended for the night.

Photographs showed the vessel in a vertical position, one end jutting from the water.

Lifeboat crews searched for survivors; a tugboat arrived and will stay on the scene overnight to warn other ships in the area.

Two search and rescue helicopters are involved in the operation, which is being coordinated by Shetland coast guard, the RNLI said.

The Hoegh Osaka ran aground on Bramble Bank in the Solent.

The Hoegh Osaka ran aground on Bramble Bank in the Solent.

Meanwhile, 25 crew members were airlifted from a boat that ran aground off the coast of southern England, below Southampton, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency reported.

Helicopters lifted the crew from the car carrier, which listed dramatically to one side.

The ship ran aground on Bramble Bank near the Isle of Wight.

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