BRAZILIAN Navy sail-training ship Cisne Branco crashed into a bridge on the Guayas River in Ecuador. After the allision, a tug assisting the vessel capsized in apparently strong currents.
No injuries were reported.
Cisne Branco means “white swan” in Portuguese. The ship is the third Brazilian Navy sail-training vessel to carry the name. The vessel was launched in 1999.
Buque Escuela de la Armada Brasileña, se queda sin máquina y se impacta contra puente a Isla Santay. Puente es un peligro para la navegación en el río Guayas. Construido en Gob de Correa, yendo en contra de los informes técnicos presentados x las entidades correspondientes. pic.twitter.com/Gxp0qPfg5I— Juan Carlos Sanchez Arosemena (@Drjuanca) October 18, 2021
Below is a video of the assisting tug capsizing. Again, there were no injuries reported in this incident.
Dramatic video of Brasil's sail training ship CISNE BRANCO being pulled away from the bridge she hit in Guayaquil 18 Oct, then an Ecuadoran Navy tug trying to help is pulled under. All aboard got out and no injuries are reported in these incidents https://t.co/BxJ6Fk9S0P pic.twitter.com/knhSh7TGUS— Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) October 19, 2021