The NRP Cacine, a patrol boat from the Portuguese Navy, enters the Funchal port in the present day's afternoon.
This class of vessels were built in Portugal and with the military effort in the Colonial War on sight. After the war and the consequent Portuguese colonies independency, in the mid-seventies, all the units of the family were stationed in the Portuguese mainland and autonomous regions of Madeira and Açores, serving mainly for fisheries patrols and SAR operations. From an original class of ten vessels (each one baptized with the name of a river from the former Portuguese African territories), only four still navigate.
Pictures taken with Panasonic DMC-FT3 waterproof and shockproof digital camera.
Post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CS3.