Wednesday, 14 October 2009

July 2009 the Pogoria is dismasted

This is news to me,my thanks to Dennis of the South African Cape Windjammers Education Trust for sending me this news.

Polish tall ship Pogoria dismasted off Finland
The vessel was dismasted on July 7, 2009, whilst racing to St Petersburg. 37 members of the crew of 50 were winched off by Finnish Coastguard helicopters. The remaining 13 stayed on board whilst the ship was towed into Hanko, where it arrived the following morning.
The cause of the dismasting is not yet known.
Photo Finnish Border Guard

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