Posted By RichC on November 4, 2010
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.