The Maritime & Coastguard Agency have confirmed that eight crew members were airlifted to safety last night after a tugboat was hit by the vessel it was towing off the coast of Torbay.
Two RNLI lifeboats which were sent to the scene were assisted by two Royal Naval vessels - the HMS Lancaster and the HMS Severn.
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