The Secretary of the Navy – Navy of Mexico informs that the School Ship ARM Cuauhtémoc (BE-01), sailed at noon today from the wharf of the Eighth Naval Region, based in Acapulco, Guerrero, to start his new journey as part of the “CRUISE OF INSTRUCTION VELAS LATINOAMÉRICA 2018”, in which he will visit 24 ports in 13 countries, to carry the message of peace and goodwill of the people of Mexico.
The crew of the “LATIN AMERICAN VEIL INSTRUCTION CRUISE 2018”, is composed of 57 cadets from the Heroic Naval Military School, as well as 13 invited officers from friendly nations such as Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras and Italy, from the Ministry of National Defense and students of the Merchant Marine Schools of Mazatlan, Tampico and Veracruz; in addition to 172 naval elements, giving a total of 242 crew members, who will sail from February 11 to October 28, 2018.
During the departure ceremony of the “Cuauhtémoc” , Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy, was accompanied by civil authorities from the three levels of Government, naval and military.
In his speech, the Secretary of the Navy and High Command of the Navy of Mexico , stressed that “Investing in education, investing in the consolidation of the Armed Forces, is an investment of national benefit. For this reason, for five years we have worked tirelessly to transform our Institutions. We currently have a Naval University, whose academic autonomy allows us to certify our graduates, from professional technical level to doctorate; an achievement, which is backed by our recently enacted Naval Education Law. ”
He also explained that “the crew that will be at sea on board this majestic Cuauhtémoc School Ship, has the same objective:” To learn the arts of sailing, as well as to value the importance of teamwork and honor to the sea and its elements. ”
He reiterated to the crew that “Put all your effort and dedication to have a prominent performance in the Regatta ” Velas Latinoamérica 2018 “; but above all, conduct yourself in every port that arrives under the highest values and principles of the Institution, it depends on preserving and projecting our prestige as a Nation “. He added that “work with hard work and strength; always as a team, but mainly I ask you to enjoy every moment and of course, every port you arrive at. “And he wished them ” an excellent journey of academic instruction and that the good sea and the best winds bring them home safely, where we will be waiting for you. ”
Meanwhile, Captain Rafael Antonio Lagunes Arteaga, commander of the ARM Cuauhtémoc School Ship (BE-01), when giving part of the departure, said that a total of 22 women and 220 men are the ones that make up the crew that will travel to 13 countries. , to make clear the message of peace and goodwill, as well as to position an inclusive Mexico with global responsibility.
In his participation, cadet Ernesto Reyes Balboa on behalf of the crew, said “we thank Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy, the trust placed in each and every one of us, as well as the enormous effort he has made in front from the Secretariat of the Navy – Navy of Mexico to give us an education of excellence “.
During the aforementioned cruise, the Ambassador and Knight of the Seas, as the Cuauhtémoc School Ship is known, will participate in the International Sailboats Encounter “Velas Latinoamérica 2018”, which will be held in the Republic of Chile and which includes the assistance of various countries, This will allow cadet personnel to contribute knowledge of the maritime culture of other nations.
On this occasion, the winds will direct the sails and sail the seas with an itinerary that includes the ports of Acapulco, Mexico; Balboa, Panama; Fortaleza, Brazil; Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Punta del Este, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ushuaia, Argentina; Cabo de Hornos, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile; Talcahuano, Chile; Valparaíso, Chile; Antofagasta, Chile; Callao, Peru; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Balboa, Panama; Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; La Guaira, Venezuela; Santo Domingo Dominican Republic; Cozumel, Mexico; Veracruz Mexico; Havana Cuba; Balboa, Panama; and Acapulco, Mexico.
It is worth noting that the Instructional Cruise has the purpose that the fourth year cadets of the Heroic Naval Military School increase and put into practice the theoretical knowledge of the military naval order and become familiar in a real environment with the nautical terminology, as well as strengthen his sailor spirit through teamwork; exchange experiences with Armed forces from other countries and obtain an extensive apprenticeship in the large-sized Sailing Vessel, based on the national goal “Mexico with Quality Education”.