Salvage Operation Off Torbay

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

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Fear of 'big pollution problem' if tug sinks

The problem is this is happening quite close to shore and if this boat sinks there could be a big pollution problem.

There is a lot of diesel on the boat, and there's a good chance the diesel would leak if it sinks.

It would contaminate the local beaches - all this part of the coast is a holiday coastline.

It is also a fishing area and would impact on the local birds and wildlife."

– Brixham Coastguard spokesman

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