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Dredger crewmen poisoned.

TWO men who died in their bunks on a scallop dredger in Whitby were poisoned by carbon monoxide, initial findings have indicated.

The 26-year-old skipper of the dredger Eshcol and his 21-year-old crewman had lit a butane gas cooker in the wheelhouse to warm the sleeping area.

When they were not seen the following morning, nearby fishermen forced open the cabin.

The room was full of smoke and the men were dead in their beds.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) who are investigating the incident on January 15, said gas cookers were designed for cooking, not heating and they should be checked regularly.

The skipper was father-of-two Mark Arries and the crewman was Edward Ide, who had a four-month-old son. Both were from Northumberland.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2014
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