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Last Updated: Monday January 14 2008 12:42 GMT

In pictures: Cargo ship rolls in stormy waters

The Ice Prince cargo ship tilting in the water

Twenty people had to be rescued from a cargo ship bound for Egypt when it started to roll on its side in stormy waters off the coast of Devon. This picture was taken on a Coastguard video camera

Crew members from the Ice Prince cargo ship

Coastguards airlifted 12 people to safety, including one man who'd broken his leg on board the 100-metre long ship, called the Ice Prince.

Crew members from the Ice Prince cargo ship

The others were whisked back to shore by lifeboats as the ship looked as if it was about to capsize.

The Ice Prince cargo ship tilting in the water

Experts are now examining the vessel, which is carrying 5,260 tonnes of timber, to see how badly it's damaged and where it can be towed to.



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