Historic paddle steamer spruced up and sold sinks as it sails across Irish sea to new owners

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Dramatic footage shows the moment a historic paddle steamer sank off the coast of north Wales while being transported to a new owner.

The MV Oliver Cromwell , a steamer and riverboat hotel, sank around 12 miles off the coast during a journey to Ireland, sparking panicked calls to emergency crews.

The local Holyhead Coastguard were called at around 2pm to reports of the incident, but they could not do anything to prevent the boat sinking around three hours later, the Daily Post reports .

The boat, which was built in 1922 and converted into a riverboat hotel in 1993, was heading to Coleraine on Wednesday after being sold to a new owner.

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