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Historic ship sink after colliding with a container ship in Germany near Hamburg [Copy link] 中文

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  At least five people were injured in a collision with the 136 year old wooden Schooner with a container ship on the Elbe river in Germany.
     Rescuers managed to save 43 passengers from the 1883 built Sailer...


      
There were 43 passengers on board when the 1883-built No. 5 Elbe collided with the 141-meter-long (462-foot) container ship Astrosprinter about 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Hamburg...


  
The historic 37-meter (121-foot) vessel had only just returned to Hamburg's waters after a complete overhaul. It had spent eight months in a Danish shipyard undergoing a €1.5-million ($1.7-million) renovation and was unveiled earlier this week.
The schooner was built in 1883 in Hamburg, and bought pilots to ships in the North Sea. It was decommissioned in the 1920s and sold to adventurer Warwick Tompkins in the United States.

   In 2002, the Hamburg Maritime Foundation bought the ship from an antique dealer for €800,000 and brought it back home.
It was Hamburg's last remaining ship from the wooden shipbuilding era...






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