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Dutch tall ship Astrid sank off the County Cork coast, 30 crew rescued

July 24, 2013 at 20:44 by Lars Krueger in Accidents

Dutch 2-mast tall ship Astrid sank off the County Cork coast, Ireland, Celtic sea, on July 24 13. The ship drifted to rocks after engine failure, broke in two and sank. All 30 people which were on board are safe, reported the RNLI. 18 were rescued by a rescue boat, 12 were picked up by another tall ship which was in the vicinity of the accident site. Astrid was to take part in classic tall ships Regatta. Pics from The Irish Times, see video footage at http://bcove.me/gcwaj6ie
Tall ship Astrid, IMO 5027792, 140 gt, built 1924, flag Netherlands. 

Dutch tall ship Astrid sank off the County Cork coast, 30 crew rescued

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