Boats returned to storm-hit Porthleven Harbour

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Media captionAbout 30 vessels were removed from Porthleven Harbour in February,

Dozens of boats which were winched from a storm-battered Cornish harbour, are being returned.

In February, winter storms destroyed defences protecting Porthleven Harbour swamping some vessels and causing them to sink.

Wooden poles which protect the harbour have been replaced and mooring cabins repaired.

About 30 boats which have been sitting in a car park, will be winched back into the harbour.

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Image caption Several boats sank in Porthleven Harbour after several storms battered the port
Image caption Dozens of vessels were winched from the harbour in February as a precaution
Image caption Porthleven was one of many coastal communities which was battered by storms

Harbourmaster Phil Ward said: "I'm really looking forward to getting the harbour back up and running as a fishing port."

On Thursday, up to eight boats are expected to be winched back into the harbour.

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