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Monday, January 14, 2013

Devon Tugboat Crash Sparks Pollution Fears

A tugboat carrying 200 tons of diesel is at risk of sinking off the Devon coast after a collision with a vessel it was towing.

Eight people had to be rescued from Christos 22, which was travelling from Germany to Turkey, and was damaged as it tried to anchor a mile off Hope's Nose in Torbay.

The master in chief of the tug and the engineer later boarded two Royal Navy ships, which are conducting a salvage operation to stop the boat from sinking.