Teenage crewed tall ship loses both masts in galeforce winds

Posted By on November 4, 2010

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency reported that the crew of mostly 14 year old  sailors from Poland arrived safely in the U.K. after their tall ship was battered by a storm. The Fryderyk Chopin lost both its masts when it was hit by gale-force winds about 100 miles southwest of the English coast on Friday. The 182-foot long vessel was immobilized and nearby ships rushed in to tow it to safety after the teenagers spent a very uncomfortable weekend at sea. By Monday the tall ship was secured to a buoy in Falmouth Harbor and teens taken off the ship.



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