Chinese junk sunk – professor hurt in sea collision

GARAPAN Saipan - The Ming Dynasty replica ship Princess Taiping that spent 10 days in March at Saipan on its return trans-Pacific voyage was rammed and sunk 30 miles off Keelung Taiwan during the early morning hours of April 26. An American professor who joined the boat's crew in Okinawa was seriously injured in the incident.Thomas Cook an elementary education professor from Humboldt Calif. is a friend of skipper Nelson Ning Sheng Liu and joined the team of two Japanese nationals one mainland Chinese five Americans and two Taiwanese crew members as they headed back to Taiwan to . . .

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