Young men and women ...regardless of the dangers of the sea....they like the adventures...or some like myself call it a wanderlust. These youngsters many of which sign on to the Navy's of their country...or into a Merchant service as their career. Sail training is the beginning of learning seamanship and gaining confidence.....so it is clearly understood why these sailing training ships was still a part of the sea....even in the 1950's.
To the world and her stout-hearted crew of young sea cadets, the Pamir appeared indestructible for she's weathered many a storm in her illustrious career as a training ship. But then fate intervened - proving once again that nothing is sacrosanct at sea.
A sadness to the loss of any life at sea...but to lose 80 seamen is considered more than sadness...it is simply "tragic."
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