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SHIP SHAPE11 Jul 2016

The striking Stavros S Niarchos sailed into the Port of Tyne recently for a short stop over.

 

Stavros S Niarchos is a British brig-rigged tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. She is primarily designed to provide young people with the opportunity to undertake voyages as character-building exercises

The two-masted vessel with 18 square sails, Stavros S Niarchos, was the first new tall ship built in Britain in 12 years and at 59 metres is the maximum size for a brig. Her rigging is made up of almost nine miles of wire and rope.

With her sister ship the Prince William; the Stavros S Niarchos normally sails with a crew of up to 67 people. The crew consists of 6 permanent salaried crew, 11 to 13 volunteer crew and up to 48 voyage crew.

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