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Brazilian Navy Tall Ship Tangos with Drawbridge

Yesterday’s social media channels were awash with footage of the Brazilian navy’s tall ship Cisne Branco as it collided with a drawbridge over the Guayas River in Ecuador on Monday.

According to a report on G-Captain, the ship was attempting to navigate within the bridge’s open span. At this stage there is no official explanation for the incident; however the navy has said the strong current was a factor.

The following video was published on US Military Today’s YouTube Channel.

The next clip shows a navy tug attempting to avert the collision.

The 249-ft-long training ship was built in Amsterdam in 1999 and commissioned by the Brazilian navy in March 2000.

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