ONE person has died and two more have been taken to hospital after a Scottish trawler capsized off the coast of Norway.

The fishing boat, named Njord and registered in Peterhead, sent out an alarm at around 13:39pm on Sunday, according to the Norwegian Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC).

It got into difficulty and capsized with eight crew members onboard around 100 nautical miles west of Stavanger (location shown below).

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A rescue helicopter took three people to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. A JRCC spokesperson said all three had inhaled diesel, and one was later pronounced dead.

Five other crew members were picked up safely by an offshore vessel.

According to the BBC, the JRCC said there was no radio contact with the stricken 24m vessel but they were automatically alerted by the trawler's emergency position-indicating radio beacon, which activated when it started taking on water.

No details regarding the man who has died or the crew members involved in the incident off Norway have been released.

The BBC reported that the boat, built in 1992, left Peterhead on Saturday afternoon.