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Brazilian Tall Ship Strikes Bridge in Ecuador

19th October 2021
The tall ship Cisne Branco collides with a bridge over the Guayas River in Ecuador
The tall ship Cisne Branco collides with a bridge over the Guayas River in Ecuador

A tall ship from Brazil left onlookers breathless when it collided with a pedestrian bridge over a river in Ecuador on Monday (18 October).

As reported by Marine Industry News, the Brazilian naval training vessel Cisne Branco (White Swan) had been visiting the city of Guayaquil for a number of days before it drifted into the bridge in what appears to be a strong current and listed heavily on its port side.

The Amsterdam-built ship was righted to even keel with the help of tugs — but in the process one of the tugs was capsized. No injuries were reported among the crews of either vessels.

CNN Brazil carried a video report of the incident which can be viewed below:

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