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Prince William Ship Sinks

November 27, 2011 by staff 

Prince William Ship Sinks, Prince William has co-piloted a helicopter which rescued two people after a ship was hit by an “enormous wave” around 11-kilometres off the Welsh coast.

The 81-metre cargo carrier sank in a storm in the Irish Sea, leaving one man dead while two were winched to safety by helicopter. Another five Russian crew members are still missing

The Duke of Cambridge was called into action after the Swanland ship issued a mayday call at around 2am when its hull cracked.

The two rescued members of the crew, who were transporting 3,000 tonnes of limestone from Colwyn Bay in Wales to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, were found clinging to lifeboats in the water.

Prince William has co-piloted a helicopter which rescued two people after a ship was hit by an “enormous wave” around 11-kilometres off the Welsh coast.

The 81-metre cargo carrier sank in a storm in the Irish Sea, leaving one man dead while two were winched to safety by helicopter. Another five Russian crew members are still missing

The Duke of Cambridge was called into action after the Swanland ship issued a mayday call at around 2am when its hull cracked.

The two rescued members of the crew, who were transporting 3,000 tonnes of limestone from Colwyn Bay in Wales to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, were found clinging to lifeboats in the water.

They were winched up by a Sea King helicopter co-piloted by Prince William, who works at RAF Valley in north Wales, the Ministry of Defence said.

Another crew member was found in the water later in the morning but has been confirmed dead, said the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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