Arrival of Chilean tall ship Esmeralda
Arrival of Chilean tall ship Esmeralda (1.0 mins)
The Royal Australian Navy welcome Chilean Navy tall ship Buque Escuela Esmeralda to Sydney on 1 August 2019. Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne and STS Young Endeavour met Esmeralda outside Sydney Heads and led her into harbour. 3 other tall ships based in Sydney joined the activity, along with a Port Authority NSW fire tug. As Esmeralda approached Garden Island, it fired a 21-gun salute. The Royal Australian Navy responded with a 3-pound saluting gun firing blank rounds. The four-masted barquentine, with a crew of 278 Chilean Navy personnel, is visiting Sydney as part of her 64th training cruise.
|Publish Date||02 Aug 2019|