Eight people have been towed to safety in Fowey after breaking down off the Devon coast yesterday.
The 90 metre cargo vessel Ark Low Ruler was carrying scrap metal broke down at Bolt Head at about 1.45pm yesterday.
But the ferocious wind forced the cargo ship close to the shoreline, prompting a rescue mission this morning.
David Lucas, Brixham Coastguard watch officer, said: “The bad weather and strong winds put the vessel at risk and caused it to come close to the shoreline.”
Union Boxer towed the Ark Low Ruler to Fowey where it will be repaired.
All eight people aboard are said to be fine.