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Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Sinks

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She was the supporting role in many of Johnny Depp's scenes where he played eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow. 

But the main star of Pirates of Caribbean was 66-year-old pirate ship The Brig Unicorn, who sunk in a freak accident off the coast of St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday. 

The magical ship was sailing on her way to be repaired from St Lucia when she encountered difficulties and sank, no one was hurt. 

On board at the time there was nine crew members and one captain, who were believed to have been rescued by the St Vincent Coast Guard shortly after the incident.

The Brig Unicorn played The Henrietta in The Curse Of The Black Pearl, and The Terrasaw in Dead Man's Chest and At World's End. 

The mighty ship was also used as a slave ship in in the 1977 Golden Globe winning American TV series Roots, but was most recently been used as a bar and restaurant in the Rodney Bay Marina in St Lucia. 

The impressive 148ft ship was built in Finland in 1948 to carry cargo in the 1970's and mainly sailed around the Caribbean, and was often used as a tourist attraction for visits and cruises. 

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The fifth installment of the film series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is set for release in 2016, with Johnny Depp being confirmed to remain as Captain Jack Sparrow. 

Dead Men Tell No Tales will be filmed in both Puerto Rico and New Orleans 'at the end of the year.'

Geoffrey Rush is locked in as Barbosa and Keith Richards will reprise his role as Captain Teague, MailOnline has learned.

In this new installment of the Disney franchise Jack and his team are in search of The Trident, which Keith's Teague holds valuable information.

The villain this time is Captain Brand, a ghost that wants the Trident so he can get his revenge on Jack.

Brand believes Jack turned his brother Eric into a pirate, which led to his death.

*Image credits: DJ Thorne and  J Thornett via Flickr (CC 2.0)
*Original story: MailOnline via Google News (search term: Pirates Caribbean) 
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