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Swanland inquest: Verdict of death by misadventure

An inquest jury have returned a verdict of death by misadventure on six Russian crewmen who drowned when their cargo ship sank off the north Wales coast in November 2011. The Swanland had been carrying limestone from Colwyn Bay to the Isle of Wight.

Six crew members died when the vessel sank in November 2011

The inquest heard that the ship was considered seaworthy and had been the subject of regular checks. It had the appropriate safety and electronic equipment on board.

The senior North West Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones the Swanland sank because of unfavourable seas and the fact she had been loaded in a less than ideal way.

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Swanland crewman saw sinking ship 'begin to bend'

In a statement read out to the inquest crewman Vitaly Karpenko said he could see that the Swanland was slowly sinking and how a bend in the centre of the ship was growing.

"A wave came over us and all I remember after that is that I was trying to reach the surface" he said. He managed to swim to a life raft.

More: Five bodies were never found after Swanland sinking

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Five bodies were never found after Swanland sinking

The chief officer of a cargo ship which sank in a storm off the Llyn Peninsula in November 2011 drowned, an inquest in Caernarfon has heard.

Accident investigators said the vessel had been weakened by corrosion and hadn't been properly maintained Credit: Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Two crew members were rescued. The chief officer's body was recovered from the sea. The bodies of the five other crew members have never been found.

The Swanland had been carrying limestone from Llanddulas to the Isle of Wight when she sank. The inquest continues.

Swanland cargo ship inquest to open in Caernarfon

An inquest into the deaths of six men who died when a cargo ship sank off the Llyn Peninsula opens in Caernarfon this morning.

Six crew members died when the vessel sank in November 2011

The Swanland sank in 2011 after suffering a 'catastrophic structural failure.'

Accident investigators said it had been weakened by corrosion and hadn't been properly maintained.

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Ty Coch Inn named world's third best beach bar

The pub was only beaten by two bars in Jamaica and Berlin

A pub on the Llyn Peninsula has been dubbed one of the best beach bars in the world.

The Ty Coch Inn in Porthdinllaen was judged 'third best' in the world by a travel website. It beat off competition from bars in Australia, Florida and Dubai.

"I've been here all my life and I would hate to go anywhere else" says landlord Stuart Webley.

"All these Mediterranean, Australian, Jamaican beach bars... on a day like today, there's not much difference!"

It was first opened as an inn in 1842
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