Vol. 1, 2014
Belem is the pride of France
Engines fly to France, so Belem was ready for Bordeaux
The Belem is the pride of France. This beautiful merchant ship is the only remaining example of a 19th century French three-masted barque still regularly sailing the high seas. Yet, over its 117-year lifetime, the Belem has narrowly escaped a volcanic eruption, a tsunami, and the perils of repeated human conflicts.
More recently, the Belem faced a challenge of another kind — a race against the clock to install and test new engines and a gearbox by March 16, 2013.