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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 November 2005, 10:15 GMT
Cargo ship rescue after power cut
Two Cornish lifeboats and a coastguard tug rescued a cargo vessel which lost power in 40 knot (46mph) winds.

The Falmouth and Fowey lifeboats were sent out to assist the cargo vessel Galina after it started drifting about 4 miles (6.4km) south of Dodman Point.

Rescuers were concerned the 31m (102ft) Cambodian-registered vessel might have drifted onto the point.

The vessel and its eight crew were then towed into Falmouth by the coastguard tug Anglian Princess.

Falmouth Coastguard received a radio call from the Galina at about 2315 GMT on Wednesday night requesting assistance after it suffered a complete power black out.

It started drifting northwards toward land in the south-south-west winds.

The two RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch and, if necessary, put a line aboard the vessel to hold the ship until the Anglian Princess arrived.

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