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Disappointment over Asgard but the fight goes on

24th February 2009

The Master of the sail training ship Asgard II has expressed “disappointment” at the decision by Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea to leave the ship on the seabed off northwest France. He was only one of three former Asgard crew to react to the decision made yesterday.

Capt Colm Newport told The Irish Times he is still in discussions with a Dutch company about its salvage, and has questioned the competence of the advice given to Mr O’Dea in relation to difficulties with raising the hull. Capt Paddy Boyd asked for the decision to be rescinded on RTE's Six one news and Capt Gerry Burns said the wrong decision had been made on RTE's Drivetime.

Click this link for all Afloat's coverage of Asgard II's sinking, and the plans to raise, dive and replace her

Raise the Asgard - Afloat's 2008 online petition
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