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Newly Restored 19th-Century Ship Sinks in Germany

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A 19th century expensive restored ship has sunk in Germany after a crash with a container vessel, BBC News discloses.
The incident which occurred on Saturday, on the Elbe River near the northern city of Hamburg; injured several people.
Hamburg’s last seagoing wooden ship from the era, the schooner; was built in 1883.
However, the cause of the collision which happened at about 12:30 GMT, is being investigated. JUST IN: Two KNUST Students Drown in Germany
“If we hadn’t been in the vicinity, there could have been fatalities”, fire service official, Wilfried Sprekels told the local newspaper (Stader Tageblatt). Despite all their efforts at that time, the schooner sank; even though the passengers and the crew were rescued.  However, rescue vessels were dealing with a minor incident nearly at that time.
Passenger Amult Koerting disclosed to BBC that she wants to thank the crew for their “prudential and sober-minded action before, during and after the terrible crash”. “We have experienced a wonderful, lovingly maintained ship, which beautifully drove us down Elbe River, and then, incredibly still took her people to the port in spite of being severely damaged in the collision”, the passenger added. German FA president resigns over €6,000 watch gift
The 37m (121ft) boat had just recently finished a €1.5m (£1.3; $1.7) refit in a Danish shipyard. The owners of the ship hope to salvage it for habour excursions renting.
 
 
Source: Hypercitigh.com         I     Theophilus Quaicoe

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