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'Stolen' Items Recovered From Astrid Wreck

11th August 2013
'Stolen' Items Recovered From Astrid Wreck

#Astrid - Items thought to have been stolen from the wreck of the tall ship Astrid near Kinsale have been surprisingly recovered from the vessel this week.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the ship's bell and compass were listed among items believed by owner Pieter De Kam to have been stolen in a night-time raid on the stricken sail training vessel around Friday 26 July.

That was just days after the brig struck rocks near the Sovereign Islands, prompting the rescue of all 30 crew on board.

But according to TheJournal.ie, no report of theft was ever made to gardaí - and a group of divers solved the mystery once and for all two days ago when they recovered the ship's bell, compass and wooden wheel.

TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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