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4 March 2010

Canadian Students survive Ship Sinking

Sixty-four Canadian students spent nearly 40 hours in life rafts after their three-mast ship, the SV Concordia sank in stormy conditions February 18. The ship was caught in a microburst - a vertical column of air pushing downward - in the Atlantic Ocean 550 km off southeastern coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The survival of all aboard is attributed to preparation, training, equipment and communal effort. All returned safely to Canada. The class-at-sea is operated by West Island College International of Lunenburg, N.S. (

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At May 21, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Wayne Teegarden (the medical officer) is a con-artist and wanted in Alaska, Michigan and Georgia. Check his license and I’m sure he will not return after being on the news, to much of a risk for him. Rumor has it that he’s already fled to Nova Scotia?
Please forgive for posting this here, very greatful that everyone is safe and sound.


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