Training Ship Fryderyk Chopin – Incident Photo Of The Week

John Konrad
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November 2, 2010

Fryderyk Chopin-Tall-Training-Ship

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. With the 182-foot long tall ship immobilized, nearby ships rushed in to tow it to safety.

The boat is a sail training vessel and its crew of 47 is mostly made up of teens. The teens, most 14 years old, have spent an uncomfortable weekend at sea, but the local Coast Guard said yesterday that the ship is now secured to a buoy in Falmouth harbor.

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