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Concordia: Tall Ship Down (1 x 30)


On February 17th 2010, the tall ship Concordia sank 550 km off the coast of Brazil. There were a total of 64 crew and students aboard and they only had 20 minutes from the moment they were knocked down until the ship sank completely beneath the waves.

The next 30 hours were spent in life rafts unsure if rescue officials knew about their situation and waiting to be rescued. Due to their thorough safety training, strong leadership, and teamwork, everyone made it home safely.

Interviews with the students and crew reveal what it's like to be aboard a vessel that unexpectedly sinks, the nerve wracking wait to be rescued, and how this type of near death experience changes a person's outlook on life.