Brazilian Navy tall ship CISNE BRANCO collided with pedestrian bridge connecting Guayaquil to Santay Island, Ecuador, at around 1330 LT Oct 18, while leaving the port after a visit. CISNE BRANCO developed heavy list, but returned to even keel with the help of tugs, one of them which was holding the bow, was pulled back and alongside, and capsized. Understood very strong current and maneuvering control miscalculations have been the culprits. The ship remains at Guayaquil for inspection and investigation. No injures reported. By 1400 LT, CISNE BRANCO was released from the bridge.
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Brazilian Navy tall/training ship CISNE BRANCO (White Swan), IMO 9203320, displacement 975 tons, length 78 meters, masts height 46 meters, built 1999 by Damen Shipyard, crew 72.
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