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Thirty rescued as ship hits rocks

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:01

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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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 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.

Thirty rescued as ship hits rocks

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 01:01

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