Sailboat sinks after hitting container

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Five sailors are lucky to be alive after their yacht struck a container and sank last week off Maputo, Mozambique, in southeastern Africa.

The crew drifted in their life raft for more than seven hours before being rescued by a tanker, according to rescuers.

Skipper Gerrie Boshoff and the all South African crew were sailing from Reunion to Durban when their vessel, The Wizard, struck the container before first light.

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