Cabo De Hornos

09 May

On our adventures last year to Valparaiso north Chile, Ana and I took a Harbour tour of this old world important port, Valparaiso was a major shipping port in the middle to late 1800’s before the Suez Canal was constructed. Today the Harbour is still alive with shipping arriving and departing to all corners of the Globe, container ships stand off shore waiting unloading, along the shoreline are numerous fishing vessels and Tourist vessels. I share with you some pictures of vessels that dot the shoreline; their colours are as flamboyant as is Valparaiso. The first picture depicts the vessel Cabo de Hornos. This Ship is a scientific research ship used by the Chilean Navy. The R/V Cabo DE Hornos is an advanced and versatile oceanographic and fisheries research vessel owned by the Chilean Navy. She was constructed as a replacement to Vidal Gormaz, which was decommissioned from service in August 2010. The construction was carried out at Asmar Talcahuano shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile, from 2009 to 2013, and delivery was made in April 2013. Cabo DE Hornos is capable of carrying out primary duties including fishery research operations, acoustic research operations, environmental research operations and seabed mapping globally. Built for oceanographic research. The ship is 74.1 meters long, 19.14 meters wide, and a gross tonnage of 3068. The ship can carry a complement of 68 people and cruise at 14.6 knots (27.0 km/h; 16.8 mph) She was designed by the Norwegian ship designer Skipsteknisk, designated as ST-367. Cabo DE Hornos ship began construction in November 2008. The ship was scheduled for launch on 27 February 2010. She was beached by the tsunami which followed the 2010 Chile earthquake early in the morning of the same day, before the launch was scheduled to occur. Following a complicated and involved salvage operation, she was launched in January 2011. Repairs were made in the shipyard of her construction and the ship was finally delivered to the Navy of Chile in April 2013.More information on the research Ship can be found here.

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Cheers Emu


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22 responses to “Cabo De Hornos

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    June 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Wonderful photo shots Ian.. You would really have enjoyed the tour on Britannia the Royal Yacht, The engine room was spotless and would have been like that in her working sea life too.. All brass and chrome polished till you could see your face in it.. 🙂 xx

    • Sue Dreamwalker

      June 7, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Link to show you the Yacht..

      • aussieian2011

        June 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        Hi Sue, I see the yacht is now berthed in Edinburgh, wonder if it still sails, I recall it coming to Australia some years back, it must still travel, it is a great part of the Commonwealths history.

        • Sue Dreamwalker

          June 10, 2017 at 10:27 am

          I am sure it will still sail.. as the engines and everything is maintained.. Its just moored with various external lifts and gangways to decks for the public to access.. We spent a good two hours on the ship. And the guided taped tour via a phone device full of interesting data about events, and the things on board.. I really enjoyed. 🙂

    • aussieian2011

      June 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      One thing about the Navy Sue, the Ships are always maintained in pristine condition.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        June 10, 2017 at 10:29 am

        Very true.. And they should be proud of all the vessels they maintain.. 🙂 as we are proud of their service..

  2. prenin

    May 12, 2017 at 10:57 am

    You have a good eye Ian! 🙂

    Beautiful shots!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      May 13, 2017 at 2:45 am

      Thanks Prenin.

  3. reocochran

    May 12, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I really enjoyed the surface of the water where it looks like a mirror. The colors are brilliant and well captured, dear Emu. 😉
    The container ships are huge and it is amazing to see the variety and indicates the amount of ships that travel through this area. Lovely photographs and much thanks! xo

    • The Emu

      May 13, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Hi Robyn, those container ships are amazing, you can see them stacked seven high on deck but the still go further down into the Hull, big business and a lot of money involved in shipping Robyn.

  4. derrickjknight

    May 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Great selection of shots, Ian. You persevered well with that beautiful, serene, portrait

    • The Emu

      May 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you Derrick, your comment is much appreciated my friend.

    • The Emu

      May 13, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Thanks Derrick.
      Cheers and kind regards mate.

  5. Colline

    May 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

    These are fantastic shots Ian. I enjoyed looking at your collection.

    • The Emu

      May 9, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you Colline, I still need to work on my photography skills.
      Glad you enjoyed them.
      Kind regards.

    • The Emu

      May 13, 2017 at 2:50 am

      Thank you Colline, I like to post a little diversity in my blogs.
      Pleased you enjoyed my selection.

  6. GP Cox

    May 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Terrific photos, Ian! That is Ana through the window, is it not?

    • The Emu

      May 9, 2017 at 10:23 am

      No mate, lovely Chilean Skipper of the boat, tried hard and finally she smiled.


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