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Old 19-02-2010, 09:10   #1
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Tall Ship 'Concordia' Sinks Off Brazil

This just in the news. Can't imagine what the parents are going through.

Students rescued from sinking ship - *News - MSN CA
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Old 19-02-2010, 09:47   #2
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What a shame....glad the kids are OK.
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I heard it got rolled in heavy seas. Hope to get more detail.
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Holy crap! What a disaster. Looks like everybody's safe, though.
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Old 19-02-2010, 10:11   #5
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What a bummer...and Ditto the all is well sentiments.

+1 for the Brazilian S&R efforts...500 kilometers out isn't chump change....

Not many of these boats left anymore...I didn't know they were still building them as late as 1992...has any more been constructed since then?

I would have loved an opportunity like that as a kid.
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You might find this interesting: Ships attending the Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival 2009
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Thanks Hum

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Old 20-02-2010, 08:30   #9
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Amazing story.
Yes, there are tall ships like this built and used. My so recently did a stint with S.E.A. out of woods hole, Ma.(they have another ship based on the west coast). Another educational institution acredited by colleges. Increadible experience.
I feel for the parents and those aboard but am glad for the outcome due to the Brazilian AF and the merchant ships in the area.
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Tall ship sinks

Sad to see such a nice ship go down, good thing nobody was hurt

Canadian ship sinks off Brazil, all aboard rescued

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This event was strangely similar to the one in Ridley Scott's "White Squall," although not everyone was saved in the movie.
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The movie was about Earnest Gann's brig Albatros. She sank in a similar micro burst in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Similar thing happened to The Pride of Baltimore, a replica of a 19th century topsail schooner. She was caught by a white squall in May, 1986, north of Puerto Rico. Knocked down and swamped, she sank in minutes. Lives were lost, but some of the crew was rescued after several days.
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Marques, north of Bermuda, went the same way. Tall Ships 1984, I think It was.
Huge spectator fleet off St.Georges Bermuda watched her sail over the horizon, only to arrive home and hear she had been lost 85 miles north of us, with most of the crew, captain, wife and baby. Very sad.
I have a young lady friend who did 2005 Year Afloat on Concordia. She is Devastated at the loss of the ship.
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The kids are back home but spent a couple days in life rafts. They were knocked down by what was descibed as a wall of wind. The vessel began taking on water and sank very quickly. Fortunately they regularily drilled and the kids quickly got into their survival suits and off the ship.
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