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Scots captain of killer trawler was ‘checking WhatsApp’ before fatal boat crash

Three anglers drowned after their tiny boat was swamped by a fishing trawler whose captain was looking at messages on his phone, a court has heard. David Marr, 53, of Peterhead, captain of the Vertrouwen, was reading texts on WhatsApp when he should have been keeping a lookout, Lewes Crown Court was told. The skipper was completely unaware of the …

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