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The Fastnet Tragedy – August 2009

As they listened to the BBC shipping forecast that afternoon, Kevin Burke and his fellow crew on the Rapparee were relieved to hear that the approaching gale would, at worst, be a Force 8 blowing at 34-40 knots. It was a cool Monday evening in August 1979. Two days earlier, the Rapparee had been one […]
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