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« on: September 20, 2007, 10:37:16 am »

the 3-masted clipper "Almere", length 40 m, sank at buoy E-A1 after having collided with it at 2.30 p.m. It settled on the bottom of the Dutch Markermeer off Edam on Sep 19 at 3.30 p.m. Only the masts tower above the water. 32 German pupils of about 15 years from Paderborn, their 2 teachers and the crew of 2 were rescued by KNRM-boats and taken to Haarlem by the charter ship „De Gouwzee“, which had been standing close to the scene. They got warm clothes and soup at the local fire brigade. In the evening they were transported home.
After the ship had sprung leak in the foreship region and it had become clear that the pumps could not cope the flooding, 20 people were evacuated at 3 p.m., 5 minutes later the remaining persons. The ship was listing seriously to port then. It later settled on even keel.
Oil leaked out after the sinking, and the „Breezand“ of the Rijkswaterstaat was sent to seal the leakage. The owner of the ship was advised to salvage the wreck.
The "Almere" served as a cargo sailing ship for the Hanzestad Compagnie in Belgium and the South Netherlands until 1993. Since 1994 it is touring as a charter ship from Kampen and is homeported in Lelystad.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 01:06:53 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 03:17:04 pm »

She must of hit the bouy at some speed, or a weekspot in the superstructure to casue her to sink.


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