Spanish Navy’s Training Ship Celebrated 88th Anniversary

Spanish Navy’s training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ recently sailed to Montevideo where it celebrated its 88th launching anniversary which took place in Cádiz on March 5th 1927.

Since her commissioning, the ship has sailed nearly 2 million nautical miles.

The ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ arrived at Montevideo, the second foreign port in her 86th Training Cruise after visiting Rio de Janeiro. This is the 14th time the ship calls at the capital city of Uruguay; the last time was in 2010 when the ship took part in the Tall Ships Race ‘Velas de Sudamérica 2010’.

The ship was welcomed at the pier by the Spanish Ambassador Roberto Varela, the Commander in Chief of the Uruguayan Navy and the Intendant of Montevideo, among other authorities.

The ship was opened to the public and received the visit of more than 4,000 people.

The ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ is currently sailing towards the Strait of Magellan. The next scheduled port of call is Punta Arenas in Chile.

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Image: Spanish Navy