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Replica Columbus ship no longer underwater

Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 11:57:09-04

According to city officials, the Columbus sailing ship replica La Nina is no longer underwater.

Officials say divers worked Saturday morning, during low tide, to refloat the ship that sank Tuesday.

The 75-foot ship sank in August 2017 after Hurricane Harvey, but was repaired and refloated.

Corpus Christi Interim City Manager Keith Selman informed city council that La Nina sunk overnight at the Corpus Christi Marina Tuesday morning.

The La Nina is the last of three Columbus-era replica ships given to the City of Corpus Christi by the Spanish government. The city demolished La Nina’s companion ships – the Pinta and Santa Maria – in 2014.

Earlier this month, the city announced plans to move the ship to Aransas Pass for repairs.