Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Tres Hombres – World’s only Sailing Cargo Ship at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival - 6 and 7 September 2014

The Tres Hombres
Dutch Brigantine, Tall Ship The Tres Hombres, the world’s only sailing cargo vessel, operating without a back-up engine, will be at Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival and open to visitors on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014.

The Tres Hombres will be berthed close to the other Dutch Tall Ship at the festival, the Minerva, which is running sailing trips from 4 to 7 September.

Dating back to 1943, The Tres Hombres was discovered in Delft in 2007 by the ‘tres hombres’, three friends Arjen van der Veen, Andreas Lackner and Jorne Langelaan, who restored the brigantine and founded the world’s first modern ‘emission free’ shipping company, Fairtransport.

The Tres Hombres began sailing in 2009 and operates across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and in European waters. Her next Atlantic voyage begins in October, when she will be sailing to Stavanger, Douarnenez (Brittany), Setubal, La Palma (Canary Islands), Belem (Brazil), Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, Boca Chica (Dominican Republic), Horta (The Azores), Kinsale, Falmouth, Ostend. Cargo on the voyage will include wine, rum, chocolate, cocoa beans, cocoa butter, olive oil, stockfish (dried fish) and coffee.

 “Our focus is to transport special products which are organic, or crafted traditionally, such as olive oil, wine and rum, said Arjen van der Veen, Captain of The Tres Hombres. “And to raise awareness of the pollution created by the modern shipping industry and effect positive change in the way goods are shipped around the world.”

“We are looking to forward to our trip to Great Yarmouth and introducing Maritime Festival visitors to life on board a real sailing ship.”

The Tres Hombres is 32m long (28m on deck) with a 3m draught, gross tonnage 128 tons and a cargo capacity of 35m3. She is sailing by a professional crew of 5 and can take 10 additional passengers or trainees. For more information about The Tres Hombres see www.fairtransport.eu.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is organised by Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority a unique public / private sector partnership, founded in 1994. It brings together all partners from both the public and private sector to ensure that together we can collectively provide a better resort to help businesses survive and flourish and ensure that jobs are created and sustained.

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