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Peru's beautiful sailing ship BAP UNION sails around the world!

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On Saturday June 17, 2023 BAP Unión set sail from Callao Naval Base to travel the world in ten months. The ship will visit 22 ports in 16 countries, staying 2 to 4 days in each.

The BAP Unión is a training ship of the Peruvian Navy built between 2012–2015 by Shipyard Marine Industrial Services of Peru, known as SIMA. It is a four-masted, steel-hulled, Class "A" sailing ship. She has an overall length (including bow) of 115.50 m, a displacement of 3,200 tons, a speed of 12 knots (22 km/h) and a crew of 250 officers and trainees.

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The ship's name honors a Peruvian corvette that participated in the first stage of the War of the Pacific 1879–1883 ​​​​as part of a naval squadron under the command of Miguel Grau, a hero of the Peruvian Navy.

Like other similar vessels, the Unión is designed not only for educational purposes, but also as a sailing ambassador for her country of origin.

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Due to its characteristics and dimensions, it is considered (since the date it was commissioned) the largest sailing ship in Latin America.

Casa Peru

Under BAP Unión, Peru has created Casa Perú, a traveling museum or exhibition that aims to promote tourist destinations in Peru and to showcase Peruvian export products and services.

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Each destination will witness Peru's rich biodiversity, as well as its rich history and geography, its renowned gastronomy and its unparalleled superfoods.

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Among the most representative Peruvian products, we have pisco in all its varieties and presentations, coffee, recognized for its aroma and quality, and Andean textiles such as alpaca, with its vivid colors and sophisticated designs.

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Ceramics and handicrafts will also be present with the Pucará bull and colorful retablos.

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The figure of the ship on the bow is made of bronze by Peruvian sculptor Pilar Martínez Woodman and features many symbols of the Inca culture that predates what is now Peru. As the main element it shows the image of the Sapa Inca (emperor) Tupac Yupanqui, known as "The Shining", who appears with his right hand raised in the image of the Inca sun god Inti, and who is placed on a representation of an archaeological object known as a twelve angled stone. Sapa Inca wears a cape depicting ocean waves. He also wears two puma heads (the puma was a sacred animal in Inca culture) as guardians. His head is decorated with the Mascapaicha (the Inca crown). and the shield he holds has the image of two rhombuses representing the Inca Empire, known as Tawantinsuyu.

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The B.A.P. Unión will navigate the seas of five continents. It started from the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia. The Peruvian ship will arrive at 22 ports in 16 countries, where every guest will enjoy the Peruvian experience.

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Here is the list of destinations that Casa Perú will visit:

● Tahiti Island: July 13

● Guam Island: August 16

● Tokyo, Japan: August 30

● Busan, South Korea: September 10

● Singapore: October 9

● Mumbai, India: November 1

● Suez Canal, Egypt: November 27

● Alexandria, Egypt: November 30

● Port of Civitavecchia, Italy: December 12

● Spezia, Italy: December 19

● Piraeus, Greece: December 30

● Nice, France: January 12, 2024

● Malaga, Spain: January 21

● Tanger Med, Morocco: January 26

● Cadiz, Spain: January 31

● Baltimore, United States: March 2

● Miami, United States: March 13

● Kingston, Jamaica: March 25

● Curaçao, Netherlands: April 3

● Panama Canal: April 11

● Balboa, Panama: April 13

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She is currently sailing to Nice, France arriving on 12 January 2024.

The voyage of this ship - considered the largest and fastest ship in Latin America - represents a historical milestone for Peru, because the last Peruvian ship traveled the seas around the world 169 years ago.

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