Route planning for a historic tall ship which sank with more than 30 people on board appeared to more concerned with photo-ops than safety, a damning marine investigation has found.
The captain of the stricken tall ship Astrid fought back tears yesterday as he recalled the moment he knew his beloved ship was lost.
Life is an ocean and love is a boat, as the song goes, but thankfully, there was no love on the rocks for these newlyweds.
That the very real potential for tragedy was averted when sailing ship Astrid sank at the mouth of Kinsale Harbour on Wednesday shows how very important it is to prepare for nearly any eventuality before going afloat.
It was déjà vu for the crew of the Courtmacsherry lifeboat yesterday.
Teenage sailors who were at the centre of a dramatic sea rescue after their tall ship sail training vessel sank are eager to get back on the water.
It was his first time at sea but he’d do it all again.
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