Prince William co-pilots Irish Sea rescue mission after ship sinks in a storm
The ship was transporting 3,000 tons of limestone from Colwyn Bay in Wales to the Isle of Wight. There were eight crew members in total on board, all Russian. The distress signal was sent around 2 a.m. early Sunday morning when the ship was hit by a huge wave that ruptured its hull.
An official for the Ministry of Defense says of Prince William, "The Duke of Cambridge was a co-pilot on one of the aircraft involved [in the rescue mission]. He is now back at base."