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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Paddle Steamers sinking ‘remains unsolved’
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The sinking of Paddle Steamer MV Oliver Cromwell, which sunk while making its was to Coleraine, remains unsolved.

After being bought by the Crannagh Marina, in Coleraine – it made its way from a dock in Gloucestershire where it had been moored for 9 years.

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The buyers had plans to turn the boat into a restaurant and hotel moored at the marina, BUT it sunk in 2018 just 12 miles west of South Stack near Anglesea, while making its way to the new buyers.

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According to a Gloucester Live article; ‘An investigation was launched into the incident, but a year and a half later there are still no answers.’

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The steamer was put on sale in 2017, at that time with a £245,000 price tag, eventually being bought by the Crannagh Marina in 2018.

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