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Salvage Operation Off Torbay

A salvage operation's underway to prevent a 44 metre tug from sinking off Torbay.

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8 people rescued off the coast of Devon

Eight people have been rescued off the coast of Devon from a tug which is carrying 200 tonnes of diesel. It was damaged whilst travelling from Germany to Turkey last night. A salvage operation to prevent the boat from sinking and leaking the fuel onto the nearby tourist beaches is underway.

Christos 22 had pulled into the coastline in order to check a problem with the tow when it was hit and began taking on water rapidly. Torbay Life Boat and Exmouth Life Boat were the first to respond to a May Day call, rescuing six of the eight crew who were unhurt.

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