December 12, 2017

Peruvian Sail Training Ship “B.A.P Unión”

On the picture, H.E. Ambassador Carlos Herrera and the Captain of the Tall Ship.

The Peruvian Sail Training Ship “B.A.P Unión” (Buque Armada Peruana Unión, in Spanish) arrived Tuesday August 8th to the Port of Rotterdam. In this occasion, the Captain of the Tall Ship and H.E. Carlos Herrera, Ambassador of Peru to the Netherlands hosted a Press Conference after docking at the port.

Two days after Ambassador Herrera and the Commanding Officer Captain (N) Franz Bittrich hosted a very well attended reception on board. Diplomats, Dutch business people and friends of Peru came to “B.A.P Unión” to enjoy the wonderful event.

For additional Kim Vermaat’s pictures, please open the following two links:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157687424302616

https://www.flickr.com/photos/121611753@N07/albums/72157683987624142

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The “B.A.P. Unión”, which was incorporated on 26 January 2016 to the Peruvian naval fleet, is the biggest vessel of its type in Latin America and the second in the world.

Built entirely in Peru, in the Navy Industrial Service (SIMA), the B.A.P. Unión is the achievement of a great national aspiration. It is considered part of the Peruvian territory, at sea and abroad, like an itinerant Embassy of Peru.

H.E. Carlos Herrera, Ambassador of Peru to the Netherlands.

The Training Voyage of the Tall ship, the second of this kind, began in May this year and will end in November and comprises the following countries: Panama, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

It is the first time that the B.A.P. Unión visits Europe. In this journey, the “B.A.P. Unión” won a Sail Ship crew parade in the “A” category of Tall ships in the “Sail Boston 2017” last 19 June in the United States.

 

Also, it had a remarkable participation at the “Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta”, the biggest international encounter of Tall Ships of Canada which took place in the framework of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

In that occasion obtained the first place in the general ranking and its category. It also was the fastest Sailing ship of the competition, travelling 450 miles in 43 hours.

Please find attached a brochure for your perusal and a link to the coverage of the BBC: https://www.facebook.com/BBCLondon/videos/1670453259663031/

 

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