Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Prince William rescues Russian sailors at sea

See also

Prince William helped 2 Russian sailors reach safety after their ship, the Swanland, sank 30 miles off the coast of North Wales early Sunday morning.

More Photos

BBC news reports that the 29-year old, Royal co-pilot was part of a coordinated effort with the RAF and Holyhead Coastguard that helped locate and airlift the men to safety, before transporting the pair via helicopter to an RAF base on Anglesey Island in Wales.

According to officials, a distress call was received by naval monitors about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, after severe weather battered the ship and cracked its hull.

The ship was carrying 3,000 tons of limestone and traveling from Abergele to Cowes on the island of Wight .

Jim Green, a spokesman for the coast guard issued a statement and alert, saying, "We know that at least some of [the missing] are wearing immersion suits and have strobe lighting with them," "However, sea conditions are challenging at best."

So far, 5 crew members are listed as missing, and 1 member has been confirmed dead.

Did you know? In December, Prince William (Duke of Cambridge), will celebrate 5 years in military service after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2006.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun with Jack White's unhappy face at a Cubs game
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Movies Buzz
  • Big Bang Theory
    Will CBS be able to ink a deal with the cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' before shooting begins?
    12 Photos
  • Hercules
    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson brings fun, adventure, and heart as 'Hercules'
    5 Photos
  • Shermar Moore
    Daytime television is about to get a lot hotter with Shemar Moore back on the screen
    11 Photos
  • Adele
    Adele's infant son has won a substantial amount of money in a paparazzo lawsuit
    Today's Buzz