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Dramatic footage shows the moment lifeboat crews arrived to the scene where a container ship was tipping over reports Liverpool Echo.

The emergency services were called to assist at Liverpool2 in the early hours of Friday morning after the MSC Matilde began to tip over as it was docking.

Pictures taken on the docks showed the ship from Panama, which was reportedly carrying millions of pounds worth of goods, dangerously listing to the right but now, video taken on the water shows just how bad the situation was.

A spokesperson for the RLNI confirmed that Hoylake 's volunteer crew were paged in the early hours to offer support to the vessel alongside Crosby Coastguard.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "HM Coastguard was contacted by Peel Ports VTS at around 2.25am today (24 May) to report that a container vessel was listing just outside Gladstone Dock on the River Mersey." 

For much more including photos and footage click this link to the Liverpool docks story. 

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