“Officers were made aware around 4am on Thursday, 18 February, 2021, of a man having gone overboard while the vessel was approximately 30 nautical miles south east of Shetland.
“A body was recovered from the water with the assistance of a HM Coastguard helicopter. All other crew members were uninjured.
“We are working with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch to establish the full circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”
The Shetland Fishermen’s Association wrote, “All our thoughts with the bereaved family and the crew of the Copious after this morning’s terrible accident at sea.”