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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rescue Services Airlift 27 From Ukrainian Cargo Ship

MADRID, Spain - Marine rescue workers airlifted 27 crew members to safety Tuesday after their Ukrainian timber-carrying ship ran into trouble in stormy weather off Spain's northwestern coast.

The vessel, "Novocherkasska," appealed for help from Vigo port shortly after midnight when its wood cargo shifted and cause the ship to list badly.

Sailing from Finland to Cyprus, the ship ran into trouble some 100 kilometers off shore with reported winds of 120 kilometers per hour and waves of up to 4 meters, Spanish National Radio said.

Rescue units, using two helicopters and three support vessels, had to wait till daylight and for the storm to ease before they were able to evacuate the crew.