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Storm damaged trawler remains capsized in harbour

One of the trawlers would not re-right itself due to severe internal flooding. Photo: RNLI/John Fenton

There's still no decision on how to refloat a French fishing boat which capsized in Dartmouth Harbour.

The St Christophe was one of three French vessels which sought shelter from storms last week. Ten crew members had to be rescued when two of the boats listed heavily.

The St Christophe is still submerged in Dartmouth harbour with nine tonnes of fuel onboard Credit: ITV West Country

The crews were rescued using ladders and ropes by lifeboat and fire engines from Dartmouth.

When one of the trawlers wouldn't re-right itself the lifeboat crew discovered severe internal flooding, but no fire. Credit: ITV West Country

One tonne of fuel has so far been recovered, but nine more tonnes are still onboard, raising environmental concerns.

French insurers and Dutch salvage experts are now discussing the best method to right the vessel and refloat it.

You can watch the dramatic rescue below: