A BOAT which crashed into a tug it was being towed by has sunk off Torbay in Devon.

The decommissioned Moto Vessel Emsstrom collided with the Christos XXII tug, which contained up to 200 tonnes of diesel.

The tug crew had to be rescued near Hope's Nose. Drivers temporarily fixed the 40cm hole in the tug's hull and it is being towed to Portland for repairs.