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Yacht dismasted by supertanker

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A supertanker was in a dramatic collision with a racing yacht during Cowes Week.

The yacht was dismasted as its spinnaker sail was snagged by the Marine Knutsen supertanker's anchor.

The supertanker was on its way into Southampton docks but the Atlanta of Chester did not respond quickly enough to the horn being sounded and was hit.

Solent Coastguard was alerted and two people were rescued from the sea off Egypt Point, Isle of Wight.

One was taken to hospital and later discharged.