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Brazilian Navy Tallship Visits Capital of Gathering Tallships

18th May 2013
Brazilian Navy's Cisne Branco heads upriver in Dublin Port. Photo Jehan Ashmore Brazilian Navy's Cisne Branco heads upriver in Dublin Port. Photo Jehan Ashmore

#BrazilianTallship– A Brazilian Navy sail training vessel NSV Cisne Branco docked in Dublin Port this lunchtime, her call bringing back memories to last year's hosting of the Tall Ship Race Festival, writes Jehan Ashmore.

On her arrival, the Dutch built Cisne Branco ("white swan") which is three-masted full-rigged ship and only launched in 1999 passed a pair of other tallships. They are the Johanna Lucretia and Irene (previously Irene of Bridgewater) which are also making a weekend visit while moored at the Poolbeg YC & Marina.

The pair are visiting the capital as part of a series of Tallship 'Gathering' events organised by Sail Training Ireland and held throughout the summer, and where the Poolbeg facility is to host the inaugural Dublin Port River Festival on the June Bank holiday.

Cisne Branco transited through the East-LinK toll-bridge and berthed at Sir John Rogerson Quay where the 2,991 tonnes luxury charter motoryacht Lauren L has in recent days shifted berths within the port.

Also berthed nearby the L.E. Aisling (P23), the final member of the trio of 'Emer' class OPV's which are an improved version of the 'Deirdre' . As previously reported on, the leadship L.E. Emer is to be sold along with L.E. Aoife.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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