Ship Crashes And Begins To Sink: Major Rescue Operation To Save 30 People

Category: World / Jul 25, 2013 4:28PM EDT

A massive rescue operation was conducted off the coast of Cork in Ireland on Wednesday after a ship hit rocks and started to sink. The training ship then issued a ‘mayday’ alert and most of the passengers were teenagers. The 42 meter Dutch ship was carrying 30 people, 18 of which were rescued from the coast guard rescue members and rescue helicopters.

It is reported that the vessel was close to shore when the incident occurred but were unable to move the ship from the rocks due to engine failure.

There were no reports of any injuries.


Video Courtesy Of Reuters