The world’s largest wooden sailing ship moors in Malta on its way to Shanghai

The world's largest wooden sailing ship moors in Malta on its way to Shanghai

VALLETTA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — The world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship sailed into ’s Grand Harbor this past weekend before sailing on to , ​​, on Tuesday.

’s will moor in the Spanish port for the winter before continuing their journey to eastern China’s Shanghai.

The ship is on a two-year Asia expedition, which aims to promote Swedish-Asian trade and create new business opportunities. It is a replica of a Swedish East Company ship from the 18th century that sank off Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1745.

The expedition aims to enable people to join the 20-strong crew of professional sailors as deckhands and experience sailing an 18th-century ship, and also welcome visitors during its stopovers along the route.

Gothenburg left Sweden on June 8 and has since called at , , , Copenhagen, Oslo, London, Bremerhaven, , Malaga, Nice and Monaco. Barcelona will be its last stop during this year’s expedition.

In March 2023, Gothenburg will sail towards Asia. It is scheduled to reach Shanghai in September 2023.

Source: sn.dk


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