PERUVIAN TALL SHIP ‘UNIÓN’ HEADS TO THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES
World’s Second Largest Educational Training Ship Arrives in L.A. Harbor
Main Channel June 19; Free Public Tours June 20-22
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – June 17, 2019 – Ship and maritime aficionados won’t want to miss the arrival of the majestic Peruvian Tall Ship B.A.P. Unión, which will sail into the Port of Los Angeles Main Channel on Wednesday, June 19, at approximately 8 a.m. The arrival marks the first-ever visit of the Unión to the Port of Los Angeles.
Commissioned in 2016, the 378-foot, four-mast training ship of the Peruvian Navy was built to provide cadets hands-on sailing experience, while also exposing trainees to different countries and cultures along the way. Approximately 250 officers and cadets will be aboard the Unión when it arrives at Berth 91 at the Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal on Wednesday. The vessel is homeported in Lima, Peru’s capital.
The Unión will be open for free public tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 20-22. Tours will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations or tickets are required.
Ideal spots for viewing the ship’s arrival include the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Promenade, Battleship IOWA, Downtown Harbor in San Pedro, or any of the many public access points along the LA Waterfront.