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Tallship's Terrible Fate As Salvage Experts in Holyhead Race Against Time

17th May 2021
Tallship incident: Just two days after being towed into the Port of Holyhead, the Zebu was facing an even bigger problem after she lost her moorings. People have been urged to stay away from the vessel after it hit the breakwater and took on water in the north Wales port. Tallship incident: Just two days after being towed into the Port of Holyhead, the Zebu was facing an even bigger problem after she lost her moorings. People have been urged to stay away from the vessel after it hit the breakwater and took on water in the north Wales port. Credit: NorthWalesLice-twitter

Experts from the maritime sector are to investigate into a possible salvage operation for a tall ship that ran aground last week off Anglesey in north Wales.

The 100ft-long historic vessel, Zebu, was left semi-keeled at a 45-degree angle after drifting onto the breakwater at the Port of Holyhead.

A towing attempt was unsuccessful and hopes that she could be refloated on Sunday receded after the Zebu took on more water at high tide.

The grounding marked an unhappy few days for the two-masted clipper sailing boat, which was built in Sweden in 1938.

On Thursday, the vessel required a tow when it got into navigational difficulties off Anglesey.

NorthWalesLive has much more including close up photos of the stricken tallship. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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