– The Mexican navy’s training ship, Cuauhtemoc, set sail from the Pacific port
of Acapulco on a cruise that will take it to 14 ports in 13 countries, the Navy
The ship left on its latest training cruise, “Levante
Mediterranean 2015,” on Saturday, the secretariat said.
The vessel will
visit ports in the United States, Ireland, Britain, Spain, France, Italy,
Turkey, Greece, Malta, Puerto Rico, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala, the
secretariat said in a statement.
The ship’s mission is to carry “a
message of peace and goodwill around the world,” the secretariat
The Cuauhtemoc is carrying a crew of 204, including 39 officers and
42 cadets from the naval academy.
The ship was constructed by the
Astilleros de Celaya S.A. shipyard in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao
between July 24, 1981, and July 29, 1982.
The Cuauhtemoc has won numerous
commendations from the Mexican navy and the navies of other countries during its
more than 30 years of service.