Stricken Polish tall ship heading to Falmouth

Fryderyk Chopin The Fryderyk Chopin is being towed to Falmouth by a Newlyn fishing boat

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A tall ship with 36 teenagers on board which got into difficulty after losing its masts in gale force winds is being towed into Falmouth in Cornwall.

The Polish-registered training vessel Fryderyk Chopin lost the masts about 100 miles (160km) south west of the Isles of Scilly.

There have been no injuries reported among the 47 crew, which includes 36 sailing trainees, all aged 14.

The ship is expected in Falmouth late on Sunday morning.

The ship is owned by the European School of Law and Administration, a private university based in Poland.

Newlyn-based fishing boat Nova Spiro attached a line to the vessel and began towing it to shore early on Friday evening.

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