Famous ship docks at Jersey's Albert Pier

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One of the oldest working ships in Europe has arrived in Jersey.

The Belem docked at Albert Pier in St Helier at 8:00am having sailed from France.

This is the ship’s second visit to Jersey, having previously harboured around a decade ago.

Weighing hundreds of tons, Belem is believed to be the last of its kind to be original and in full working order.

It started its life as a transporter for cocoa beans from Brazil to France in 1896 and was used by the Guinness family as a yacht.

The vessel is symbolic of France’s relationship with Jersey and flew a British flag from 1914 to 1950.

It will set sail from Jersey at 10:00pm this evening.

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