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  1. CP Valour 21.  Goodnight Vienna..

    CP Valour 21. Goodnight Vienna..

    CP Valour sinks in deep water about 25 miles North West of Faial, Azores at 2013 hrs. GMT, 20/09/2006. All photos by Kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  2. CP Valour 20.  The end is in sight.

    CP Valour 20. The end is in sight.

    Faial, Azores 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  3. CP Valour 19.  Giving up.

    CP Valour 19. Giving up.

    Faial, Azores 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  4. CP Valour 18.              Slip  sliding away..

    CP Valour 18. Slip sliding away..

    Note the salvors containers, generators and equipment still aboard. Faial, Azores. 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  5. CP Valour 17.   First one off..

    CP Valour 17. First one off..

    ...the salavge crew are rescued - too close for comfort as the CP Valour slips lower in the waves. Faial, Azores , 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  6. CP Valour 14.  The rescue boat is launched...

    CP Valour 14. The rescue boat is launched...

    ''Maersk Achiever''stands by as close as possible. The task is to get the six salvagemen off the ''CP Valour'' urgently . Faial, Azores. 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  7. CP Valour 13. Gotta get the crew off - quick.

    CP Valour 13. Gotta get the crew off - quick.

    Suddenly it became imperative to get the salvage crew off. ''Maersk Achiever'' dashes to the lee side to assist, but the swell is too high. Faial, Azores 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  8. CP Valour 12.  She's going ............

    CP Valour 12. She's going ............

    After getting her off the beach, CP Valour starts to go down by the head. Leaks from the grounding and storm damage allow water ingress for'ard. Note the salvage crewman on the aft container rack. Faial, Azores . 20/09/2006. By kind permission of Smudger Smith.
  9. CP Valour 1.           Moment of truth

    CP Valour 1. Moment of truth

    20th. September 2006 : The beginning of the end for the container vessel CP Valour, once -Dart Britain-. Aground since 09/12/2005 at Faial, Azores after trying to anchor in the small ( and inaccurately charted) bay to carry out urgent engine repairs. She was driven hard aground in a storm. After
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