8 crew members taken off after UK Tugboat in collided

By Accidents

8 people have been taken off a flooding tug vessel 1 mile off Hope’s Nose, Torbay, on the south-west coast of United Kingdom.
The England's Maritime and Coastguard Agency informs that the tug vessel started taking water after it crashed into the boat on tow.
Nearby Brixham Coastguard has been operating the saving operation after the accident in the dark on Sunday evening.
The all-weather lifeboats RNLI Torbay and Exmouth were sent to the place of collision, along with a local harbour vessel from Brixham, the Royal Navy ships HMS Lancaster and HMS Severn, the RAF search and rescue helicopter from Chivenor and the Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team.
Rescue operations are made to keep the tugboat afloat with a salvage crew members from the Royal Navy on board, equipped with pumps.