Seven rescued from cargo ship
Seven people have been taken off the cargo ship the Horn Cliff by helicopter this morning. This includes the injured captain and six passengers.
The captain has spinal injuries, one passenger has minor head injuries and another passenger has a suspected broken clavicle.
The injured are being taken to the Royal Cornwall hospital.
A second RAF helicopter joined the rescue mission this morning and arrived at the scene at first light.
The ship will be escorted to Falmouth by a coastguard vessel with its crew and passengers on board.
The first RAF helicopter crew is now returning to base in Devon. They spent the night at Cork airport after their rescue attempt failed last night due to extreme weather.
The ship got into difficulties off the south-west coast yesterday.
The captain of the Horn Cliff and two passengers were injured when a large wave struck the vessel.
The ship's captain is believed to have spinal injuries and attempts to airlift him to shore last night had to be abandoned due to bad weather conditions.
Two passengers were also injured when the ship was struck by a huge wave yesterday afternoon.
One has sustained head injuries and the other is believed to have a broken arm.
There are 31 passengers and crew on board in total.
The vessel was carrying around 130 containers filled with fruit from the Caribbean to Dover, and is thought to have lost at least 60 of them overboard.
The vessel had been expected to dock at Cork harbour today but is going to the UK instead.