The ambassador of Colombia in the seas, the ARC training ship “Gloria” arrived in La Arenosa January 14th to begin the training cruise for Grumetes No. 31 of the Naval School of Non-Commissioned Officers ARC “Barranquilla”, in which it will travel more than 2,000 nautical miles, crossing the waters of the Magdalena River until reaching the Port of San Juan in Puerto Rico, visiting the Archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia until returning to the Golden Gate of Colombia on February 7, 2024.
Colombia’s flagship will open its doors on the Gran Malecón sector Puerta de Oro, free of charge, on Saturday, January 13 between 09:00 am and 10:00 pm and on Sunday, January 14 between 08:00 am and 02:00 am :00 pm, so that locals and tourists can learn the history of the Colombian Navy and its bicentennial sailors, who, for 200 years, have been deployed from all cardinal points protecting sovereignty and guaranteeing the maritime and river defense of the country.
Next Sunday, January 14 at 04:00 pm, 72 future Non-Commissioned Officers of the Colombian Navy will begin their embarkation stage with a solemn ceremony, which will open the 27-day journey through the Caribbean Sea. In this scenario, the Naval Cabins will strengthen their capabilities and skills in seafaring and navigation maneuvers, contributing to the comprehensive training of the crew members of the Naval Institution.
The Colombian Navy invites visitors to follow the security recommendations given by the access control personnel, in order to make a safe entry that allows them to provide a great experience aboard the Ship “ARC Gloria”.