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Historic tall ship sinks in Liverpool's Albert Dock

Zebu sank in Albert Dock at 4.30am Credit: Chris Chambers

One of Liverpool's historic tall ships sank in the Albert Dock early this morning.

Zebu, a former Baltic trader, went down at 4.30am. Firefighters used thermal imaging to confirm that nobody was on board.

Dock operators hope Zebu can be raised soon Credit: Chris Chambers

The wooden vessel was built in 1938 and is owned by Mersey Heritage Trust. A spokesperson for Albert Dock said they hope she can raised soon after safety inspections have been carried out.

Giant Liver Bird plan for Liverpool waterfront

The giant Liver Bird would be 23 storeys high Credit: Blackhouse/Morris

A giant Liver Bird could create a rival to New York's Statue of Liberty on Liverpool's waterfront, if an architect's dream is fulfilled.

The building, known as 'Homecoming', would stand at 23 storeys or 100m tall. In-built wind turbines and solar panels would meet all its energy needs. Architect David Blackhouse believes it could compare to New York's own giant landmark.

'Homecoming' would be energy self-sufficient Credit: Blackhouse/Morris

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