Salvage Operation Off Torbay

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

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RNLI pictures of salvage operation off Torbay

Volunteer crews from Exmouth and Torbay lifeboat stations launched around 9.30pm last night to a damaged tug that was taking on water.

Six crew members were rescued from the Christos XXII Credit: RNLI

The 70 metre tug Christos XXII was damaged after it slowed to investigate a problem with the hull it was towing, the 80 metre Emstrom. On slowing down, the Emstrom, hit the Tug leaving a 35cm gash in its hull.

The 70 metre tug Christos XXII was left with a 35cm gash in its hull following the incident Credit: RNLI

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