The iconic ship used in two of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films has dramatically sunk off the shore of St. Lucia on Saturday while en route to be repaired.
Ten crewmembers aboard the ship were rescued by the St. Vincent Coast guard after it started to buckle in choppy waters. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
It remains unclear exactly what caused the ship to sink.
The Brig Unicorn was built in 1948. During its film career, the Brig Unicorn served as The Henrietta in ‘The Curse of the Black Pearl’ and as The Terrashaw in ‘Dead Man's Chest’. The ship also rose to stardom appearing as a slave ship in the 1970s TV series, Roots.
The vessel spent most of its off-air time serving as a restaurant and bar while docked in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia and was a popular local tourist attraction.