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Recovery process begins to save Columbus replica ship

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CORPUS CHRISTI -

Efforts to save the Columbus replica ship Nina are moving forward. 

The wooden vessel sank the at the mooring in the city marine right after Hurricane Harvey.

Sunday morning, the Columbus Sailing Association took a significant step toward getting her re-floated.

It began with a dive team inspecting the ship for possible damage.

Pumps were placed inside the hull to start draining it and raised her off the bottom.

Kim Razek, the president of the Columbus Sailing Association, says, "She is important because she is the only Caravel replica in the Northern Hemisphere. She's it."

Late Sunday afternoon, one of the three pumps were not running at capacity, and they were attempting to get make repairs.

If they can't get the pump operating before dark, they'll hold off until tomorrow and then resume pumping.
   
This recovery process is a developing story, and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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