Cargo ship Baltic Sea directed away from Pennance rocks

Pennance Point, Falmouth
Image caption A member of public alerted coastguards to the incident

A 3,000-tonne ship has managed to avoid grounding on rocks near Falmouth after its anchor started to drag.

The Cyprus-registered Baltic Sea was heading for rocks at Pennance Point at about 10:30 GMT.

Coastguards said the "visibility was appalling" and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose on a naval exercise was called to help.

But the ship, with eight crew on board, managed to retrieve its anchor and move away from coast.

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