Harju, Estonia

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Dive Wreck"Aid"

Aid, captained by Richard Errington was on her way from Sunderland to Kronstadt when she hit a reef near Hiiumaa in the evening of 9 August 1863. The crew of 8 men was forced to leave the ship and head towards land in boats.The ship repeatedly rammed the seabed and obtained a huge leakage. The rudder of the ship broke and the attempt to steer the ship to shore failed. There was a risk that the vessel would drift further from the shore and so the 8-membered crew abandoned the ship and headed towards land in boats early morning on 10 August. Before heading towards land the light of Kõpu lighthouse could be seen 10-12 miles S by E from the accident site. 15 minutes later the ship sank.

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