Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"BOUNTY" going down

Foto Uragano Sandy, affonda il Bounty - 1 di 9 - Repubblica.it:

Incredible photos of the "BOUNTY" going down, please click link above to access the Italian Newspaper REPLUBICA.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Replica of H.M.S. "BOUNTY" sinks, two crew members missing

At least 2 missing as Hurricane Sandy sinks HMS Bounty - Nova Scotia - CBC News:

As Hurricane Sandy hits and sinks "BOUNTY", two crew members are still missing. The ship was built in 1960 for the film "Mutiny on the Bounty". Originally the ship was meant to be burnt after the film but Marlon Brando, threatened to pull out of the set, as a consequence she has been sailing for over 50 years now. Please click link above to read latest developments on this tragic event, with two people presumed lost at sea.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

"PRINCIPE PERFEITO" cruising in Lisbon

"PRINCIPE PERFEITO" cruising in Lisbon, photos 30.9.2012. Please see post below for technical information on this ship

Tall ship "PRINCIPE PERFEITO" in Lisbon

3-MAST-TOPPSEGELSCHONER Príncipe Perfeito: data, photos, profile of the sailing ship at Tall-Ship Fan:

Tall ship "PRINCIPE PERFEITO" photographed in Lisbon, please click on link for details of this vessel. Photos 30.9.2012

Sail Training Ship "CREOULA"

"CREOULA" was built by ESTALEIROS NAVAIS DE LISBOA (C.U.F.-Companhia Uniao Fabril) in 1937, she was constructed with a reinforced hull taking into account the icy waters she was to navigate in the north of Newfoundland during her cod fishing enterprises, she accomplished until 1973 thirty seven cod expeditions for their owners, PARCERIA GERAL DE PESCARIAS. After a long period laid-up at Rio Coina, Barreiro, just south of Lisbon, a decision was made following an inspection that proved the excellent condition of the ship in 1980 to transform "CREOULA" in a Sail Training vessel, after a long period of reconversion the ship was handed over to the Portuguese Defence Ministry in 1987 and classified as an "Ocean Training Ship". For all those with a particular interest on this beautiful ship please visit Luis Miguel Correia blog, here. Photos at Lisbon, 30.9.2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Brigantine "CYRANO" at Barcelona

Photographic display of the "CYRANO" a brigantine based in Barcelona, the vessel offers daily sailings for tourists during the summer period, a great opportunity to admire one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Photos 30.6.2012 and 6.7.2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

"EL FAR CONSORTIUM" at Barcelona

Formed by the Catalonia government to promote and develop sea and coastal venues, the EL FAR CONSORTIUM provides training and develop economic and environmental projects from the city and its member institutions, working areas contemplate, a shipyard school, nautical projects and a traditional sailing school. Photos of traditional sailing craft, 30.6.2012 and 4.7.2012, Barcelona

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Galleon "LA PEPA" at Barcelona

Seen here yesterday at Barcelona is the Spanish Galleon "LA PEPA". The ship is a replica of the most Universal Spanish Ships for more than three centuries, they formed the so-called "INDIES FLEET" which sailed from Seville to North America, Panama and Mexico, from where they linked with the Pacific Ocean. "LA PEPA" was built between 2008 and 2010, the ship is 49.40 meters in length  and is 589 GRT. "LA PEPA" has already sailed more than 25.000 miles having received over 600.000 visitors. Photos taken in Barcelona, 30.6.2012 where she was opened to the public