As part of a word cruise, the majestic T.S. Esmeralda - a steel-hulled four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy, and currently the second tallest and longest sailing ship in the world paid a call on the port of Benoa July 25-29, 2012.
A training ship with 321 officers, seamen, midshipmen and invited guests on board, the Esmeralda was first launched on May of 1953 and is now on its 57th major training cruise.
The ship was open to visits by the public from July 26-29th.
Before arriving in Bali the ship, nicknamed as La Dama Blanca (The White Lady), called on New Zealand and Australia. Its next port of call is Singapore before sailing to India, Israel, Turkey, Spain, Columbia and Ecuador. The ship will end its nine month world tour on December 21, 2012 when is sails into Valparaiso, Chile.
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