ARC Gloria’s spectacular arrival through Tower Bridge

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THE COLOMBIAN sail training ship ARC Gloria arrived through Tower Bridge in spectacular style last Sunday (6th September).

With over 60 crew members manning the yard arms and singing the Colombian national anthem, the three masted ship went under Tower Bridge in late evening sunshine.

The bridge itself and the banks of the Thames were packed with spectators for the arrival of 64-metre long ARC Gloria.

With music playing on board the 1960s built tall ship, which was in London to help mark Colombia Day, turned around and departed a short while after as the sun set.

Photos of ARC Gloria in London

COLOMBIAN TALL SHIP LONDON

The banks of the River Thames were packed with spectators to see the Colombian flagship ARC Gloria go through Tower Bridge to celebrate Colombia Day. The three masted sail training ship had 67 crew members balancing on the masts singing the Colombian national anthem as she sailed under Tower Bridge at 7pm and back under at 7.30pm as the sun set behind her. The ship has been in London for several days. Onlookers enjoyed the spectacle on an evening of warm late summer sunshine. The ship has a crew of 150, including 67 final-year cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy and one dog “Black Pearl” the sailing black Labrador and the flagship’s mascot. Credit : Rob Powell/LNP

The banks of the River Thames were packed with spectators to see the Colombian flagship ARC Gloria go through Tower Bridge to celebrate Colombia Day. The three masted sail training ship had 67 crew members balancing on the masts singing the Colombian national anthem as she sailed under Tower Bridge at 7pm and back under at 7.30pm as the sun set behind her. The ship has been in London for several days. Onlookers enjoyed the spectacle on an evening of warm late summer sunshine. The ship has a crew of 150, including 67 final-year cadets from the Colombian Naval Academy and one dog “Black Pearl” the sailing black Labrador and the flagship’s mascot. Credit : Rob Powell/LNP

COLOMBIAN TALL SHIP LONDON

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