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Old 24-05-2014, 21:32   #1
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Tall Ship s/v Unicorn Sinks off St. Vincent

Apparently s/v Unicorn has sunk but not many details at this point. We met the owner & captain of the vessel in Jan/13 while it was docked at Rodney Bay, St. Lucia and they graciously toured us through the ship while it was having a refit. Very nice men and they were putting a lot of work into it! Very interesting history they told us including her use in movies including Pirates of the Caribbean. We saw it again at Rodney Bay this January and it was nicely restored and being used as a bar with other plans.

Famous pirate ship sinks off St. Vincent coast | St. Lucia News Online

http://www.caribbeancompass.com/unicorn_stlucia.html

If anyone has any more news on what happened would be appreciated.
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Re: Tall Ship s/v Unicorn Sinks off St. Vincent

No sightings of the Kraken... hm..
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Tall Ship s/v Unicorn Sinks off St. Vincent

Holy cow, I read about this yesterday on FB but didn't make the connection until reading this post. We also met the captain and owner while attending a cruiser potluck aboard, I think in early March. What a shame they had just spent so much time restoring the Unicorn.

I read yesterday that the crew was below when the entire ship shuddered as if it had hit something. The ship sank off the north end of St. Vincent in 4 minutes. All 9 crew escaped into a pirogue and were picked up about an hour later by the SVG coast guard.

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Re: Tall Ship s/v Unicorn Sinks off St. Vincent

Still no definitive answer to this? Hmmm. I see over on oldsaltblog that it's been assumed by some that the Unicorn was sunk by a submerged object. On SA there are some photos showing a pretty dilapidated hull in one area, although the pics are a few years old. Does anyone closer to the site have a better story? Maybe MarkJ has one - since (I think) he's somewhere down in that general area...
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How deep is it where it sank... could make an awesome dive site Glad no one was hurt.
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Holy cow, I read about this yesterday on FB but didn't make the connection until reading this post. We also met the captain and owner while attending a cruiser potluck aboard, I think in early March. What a shame they had just spent so much time restoring the Unicorn.

I read yesterday that the crew was below when the entire ship shuddered as if it had hit something. The ship sank off the north end of St. Vincent in 4 minutes. All 9 crew escaped into a pirogue and were picked up about an hour later by the SVG coast guard.

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Whale perhaps?
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Whale perhaps?

Maybe, we saw several when cruising there a few months ago.
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Rotten hull, planking in terrible condition, holes in the topsides patched with fiberglass painted in black , and my 2 cents the bottom planking eated by worms to the bones ... from my memory when we see the ship last time in Rodney Bay....
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That says she was headed for dry dock
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