Boat carrying Canadian students capsizes -

Boat carrying Canadian students capsizes

Student ship ‘SV Concordia’ sinks off coast of Rio de Janeiro; everyone reported safe


Late last night, about 480 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the SV Concordia sent out a distress signal. A nearby merchant ship was alerted to the emergency and could spot lifeboats, but couldn’t say how many passengers were safely aboard. It has since been reported that the student ship’s 64 passengers—48 of them Canadian high school students—have been transported to a Brazilian navy vessel now headed to port. All are safe, though their condition, and the cause of the ship wreck, is still unknown.

The Globe and Mail

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