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International goodwill alive and well

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 18, 2009

Not only do the ships race, but they also do a little rescue at sea. Read on to see how the Brazillian sail training vessel Cisne Branco helped a disabled sailboat. Cisne Branco will be in Boston for the Sail Boston event July 8-12.

The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brazilian ship helps crew of disabled sailboat off Cape Hatteras

By Patrick Wilson

The Virginian-Pilot

The Brazilian navy ship Cisne Branco helped the crew of a disabled sailboat on Wednesday about 200 nautical

miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

The three-person crew aboard the sailboat Infata called the U.S. Coast Guard for help about 10 p.m. Tuesday

in rough weather. The sailboat, headed to Long Island Sound, had engine problems and its crew was unable to

set the mainsail, a Coast Guard news release said.

The Cisne Branco crew responded at 8 a.m. to a distress call from the Coast Guard to all ships in the area and found

the sailboat about 2:20 p.m., the news release said. The Cisne Branco, a tall ship, has visited Norfolk for

events such as Sail Virginia. It is homeported in Rio de Janeiro.





4 Responses to “International goodwill alive and well”

  1. Diane said

    Can you tell me if the tailships are going through the Cape Cod Canal on their way to Boston? And if they are, what will be the date(s)? Thank you!

    • Erin said

      Hi Diane,
      The ships will be going through the canal around the 5th and 6th of July, depending on the wind and weather at that time. They have to be in Boston by the 7th, so it is up to the captain of the vessel. Many of the vessels will be racing to Boston and the race route takes them around Cape Cod.

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.
      TSC Coordinator

  2. Amie said

    Is there any place to view the names of the people on each ship?

    • Erin said

      Hi Amie,
      That information is not usually made public. If you go to the vessels’ website, you may see the permanent crew listed but not the trainees or guests. That information tents to change too often to update on a website. You can also try calling the home office of the vessel.

      Fair Winds,
      Erin S.
      TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Coordinator

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