July 26 - Passengers describe their ordeal after being rescued from a sail training ship hit rocks and started to sink off the coast of Ireland. Sarah Charlton reports.
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The crew of this ship had a lucky escape on Wednesday (July 24) when their vessel hit rocks off the coast of Ireland.
Emergency services launched a major operation to rescue all 30 people onboard as the training ship began to sink.
Eighteen people were rescued by lifeboat crews.
Another 12 were picked up by a nearby yacht.
The crew appeared to escape without any injuries.
SOUNDBITE: (English) ROSE LYNCH, SURVIVOR, SAYING:
"It was all very calm. A lot of people had loads of experience in sailing. So everyone was very safe, and everyone was ok."
(REPORTER ASKING: "Did you get frightened at any stage?")
"I think everyone was a bit frightened. No one's life was in danger. No one was worried. Everyone was ok."
The 42-metre ship was visiting the area off the coast of Ireland's Cork when it hit the rocks.
The crew were on a journey from southern England to France.
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