Sinking of Asgard II video now on BYM News

Friday, 12 September 2008

As reported on BYM News, the Irish sail training ship, Asgard II, sank at 8.30 CET on Thursday, about 22 miles off Belle Isle, in Brittany France. She had been on passage from Falmouth to La Rochelle.

The cause of the sinking was what the French Coastguard later described as a "sudden and brutal water intake". The reason is still not known.

BYM has a video of the rescue, taken from a French Navy Lynx helicopter. View 

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 September 2008 )