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Students’ Ship Sinks Off Rio Coast

By Marcela Canavarro, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The ordeal of the Canadian 'Class Afloat' on board the SV Concordia has ended well with all 64 passengers safe and on land. The tall ship from Nova Scotia sank off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, near Cabo Frio, on the night of Wednesday, February 17th. The 48 students and sixteen teachers and crew members stayed on rafts at sea for approximately forty hours until two merchant ships rescued them.

The Captain William Curry attributed the accident to a . . .

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