Russian Cargo Boat Tugged To Safety

28 December 2017, 14:53 | Updated: 28 December 2017, 15:03

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A Russian cargo ship which was leaning to one side after getting into difficulties off the south coast has been towed to safety.

Anchors were raised on board the Mekhanik Yartsev as it made its way to Southampton Harbour accompanied by a lifeboat, tug boat, pilot vessel and patrol boat.

The Coastguard said the 13 crew on board are all safe and well.

A previous attempt to guide the boat to safety had to be abandoned on Wednesday due to poor weather in the Solent.