The 24 meter long 2-masted sailing training vessel Atene ran aground near Stora Kornö, Sweden. The vessel with 24 trainees on board was on a regular sailing when it ran onto a shoal. The crew contacted authorities who dispatched a nearby Coast Guard ship to the scene. A pilot boat and two vessels from the Sea Rescue Society also arrived soon after. The vessels pulled the wooden-hulled Atene off the shoal and then proceeded to Stora Kornö for further inspection. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 42 meter long, 2-masted sailing vessel Astrid went aground and sank in the Irish Sea near Kinsale, Cork County, Ireland. The Astrid was en route to take part in a tall-ship regatta when it suffered engine failure. The disabled sailing vessel signaled the other nearby vessels it was in trouble. The vessel continue to drift towards shore until it crashed onto the rocks off the Sovereign Islands and began to take on water. The Astrid crew requested assistance with the RNLI launching several lifeboats and two helicopters to the scene. Another vessel arrived on scene and rescued 12 crew while the RNLI safely rescued the remaining 18 crew. No reports of injuries. Reports state the crew was being treated for hypothermia and shock. The other vessels taking part of the regatta were unable to pull the Astrid off the rocks. The waves pounded the Astrid on the rocks until it broke-in-two and sank. Later reports stated that 23 teenagers and 7 adults were on board the Astrid.
- News | Astrid ship crashes off Kinsale coast (thejournalist.ie)
- Ireland: Tall Ship Sinks After Hitting Rocks (news.sky.com)
- Thirty crew rescued after tall ship hits rocks off Cork coast (irishtimes.com)
The tall ship Fryderyk Chopin lost both its masts off the southwest coast of the Isles of Scilly. The Polish vessel was damaged by a strong gust of wind. The damage was severe enough that it needed to be towed into Falmouth Bay by a tug. No reports of injuries.