The cargo vessel, carrying 3,000 tonnes of metal scrap, experienced engine difficulties at sea near to Hartland Point. It began to drift uncontrollably. Appledore and Padstow’s RNLI crews were called to assist the vessel. The cargo vessel was towed by Padstow’s all-weather lifeboat in order to protect the cargo ship and its seven-strong crew.
Watch the video featuring the dramatic footage of the rescue operation of the cargo vessel.
Disclaimer: This video is intended for educational purpose only and not to be construed as a news article.
Source: North Devon Journal