Monday, April 27, 2015

Mexican Navy Training Ship Sets Sail on Cruise to 13 Countries

MEXICO CITY – 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 Secretariat said.

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 said.

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.

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