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95-YEAR-OLD SHIP RUNS AGROUND IN IRELAND
In this amazing HDR composite by Ger Kelliher, we see the 95-year-old Astrid tall ship run aground off the west coast of Cork, Ireland. Launched in 1918, Astrid was a 42-meter (138 ft) lugger built in the Netherlands and originally named W.U.T.A.
It was later transferred to Swedish ownership, renamed to the Astrid and sailed on the Baltic Sea until 1975. It then sailed under a Lebanese flag and was allegedly used for drug smuggling. After being found burnt out on the coast of England in the early 1980s, it was overhauled and used as a sailing training vessel. Astrid ran aground off the coast of Ireland on 24 July 2013, and subsequently sank, with all on board rescued.
While attempting to enter the harbour near Kinsale, County Cork, Astrid
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