Saturday, 5 October 2013

Astrid - Update

On July 24th, the Dutch sail-training brig Astrid sank after running aground on rocks on the Irish coast near Cork. I did a posting about the loss of the Astrid at the time.

See previous posting about Astrid Here

On September 13th, the ship was lifted off the rocks using a 937-tonne floating crane and placed on deck barge. Astrid was then towed to the port of Kinsale. There had been hope that the ship could be salvaged, but after surveyors inspected the damage to the 95-year-old 136′ brig, they determined that the cost of repairs would exceed the value of the ship. The ship will be taken to Cork to be scrapped.

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