Container ship sunk historic tall ship in collision, 43 rescued, 5 injured, Elbe

Container ship ASTROSPRINTER collided with historic wooden sailing ship NO.5 ELBE at around 1200 UTC Jun 8 on Elbe near river Schwinger mouth, Stade. Container ship was proceeding downstream from Hamburg, to North sea. Sailing ship, which costly restoration was completed just a week ago, couldn’t be, regretfully, salvaged. She sank. There were 43 people on board of NO 5 ELBE, all were rescued, but 5 were injured, 1 of them seriously. ASTROSPRINTER continued moving to Elbe estuary, was anchored off Brunsbuettel at around 1430 UTC for pending investigation. Sailing ship was a beauty judging from pics, such a pity that she’s lost. All NO 5 ELBE pics full-scale here https://www.stol.it/Artikel/Chronik-im-Ueberblick/Chronik/Historisches-Segelschiff-sinkt-nach-Kollision-mit-Containerschiff
Wooden schooner NO 5 ELBE, length 37 meters, built 1883.

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