Salvage Operation Off Torbay

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

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Stricken tug: salvage operation continues

A tug boat carrying 200 tonnes of diesel which was stricken off the coast of Torbay is now sitting off Portland. Salvage experts are assessing whether it's safe to bring the vessel into Portland harbour.

Six people were rescued and Brixham Coastguard says an environmental disaster has been averted. Work has been going on for the last two days to stop the tug from sinking, after it was hit by a ship it was towing.

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