VIDEO. Star of the Rouen Armada, the Brazilian training ship “Cisne Branco” hits a bridge in Ecuador
The Brazilian three-master hit a point on Monday in Ecuador without injuring himself. An extremely rare accident for the one who was one of the stars of the Armada of Rouen in 2019.
The “Cisne Branco”, a majestic Brazilian naval training ship, accidentally struck a bridge Monday, October 18 in the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil. The Ecuadorian National Navy said Tuesday that the incident had not injured anyone. A video circulating on Twitter shows the sailboat’s three masts dramatically colliding with a swinging pedestrian bridge over the Guayas River, without the tug supposed to assist the ship in its maneuver succeeding in preventing the shock. The accident, which also triggered the sinking of the tug, caused no injuries and an administrative investigation was opened.
The Brazilian training ship Cisne Branco (White Swan) in great difficulty on the Río Guayas (Ecuador)! https://t.co/ixq1MinnJy
– Nicolas M. (@Trois_Ponts) October 18, 2021
The “Cisne Branco”, which arrived in Guayaquil on Saturday as part of an international cruise, is “collided with a bridge, possibly due to the effect of the current”, indicated to the Brazilian Navy in another press release. “A local tug, which was supporting the boat, capsized during this movement”, she confirmed, adding that the sailboat would be docked in Guayaquil for accident inspection.
The Ecuadorian Marina señaló in a comunicado that el “accidente” occurs “durante la maniobra de desatraque” and that ao de sus remolcadores is hundió al intentar ayudar al “Cisne Branco”.
– Telenoticias (@ Telenoticias7) October 19, 2021
The Cisne Branco back in Rouen in 2023?
Built in the Netherlands and launched in 1999, the “Cisne Branco” represents Brazil at numerous international events. He had caused a sensation and attracted all eyes during the last Armada in Rouen in 2019.
– Romain (@rominooouu) June 9, 2019
He could also make his return to Seine-Maritime in 2023 on the occasion of the return of the Armada.
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