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Tall Ship Astrid run aground off Cork

Just got this in the news:

BBC News - Tall ship Astrid crew rescued off Cork

So far, it seems, all crew is safe. Sad to see a proud tall ship going aground.
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Re: Tall Ship Astrid run aground off Cork

Very sad indeed - she'll not be coming back from that one.

At least the crew are all safe.
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Re: Tall Ship Astrid run aground off Cork

Lost engine in heavy seas with rocky shore alee. Sails unable (or late to be flown) to pull her clear of danger. Twenty of thirty embarked were teen sailors along for the ride.

Planned five mile voyage ended in disaster. The length of a journey is not a measure of the danger.

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Re: Tall Ship Astrid run aground off Cork

Sad indeed. An ever diminishing fleet.

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Re: Tall Ship Astrid run aground off Cork

Looks to me like a major f*ckup. Sailing vessels are supposed to be sailed, not totally reliant on mechanical propulsion. And, why didn't the skipper try to set his hook or call for a tow? I watched the video, there was a swell, but the conditions were not severe
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