During the days of stay in the city of Baltimore, the training ship of the Argentine Navy received hundreds of people who toured the outer decks guided by the personnel on board. Visitors were able to interact with the crew and learn about the mission, characteristics and activities carried out on this emblematic ship.

“I am Argentine and I have not been to my country for more than 5 years. Being able to visit the frigate Libertad and greet our sailors makes me feel that I am in Argentina. I wish good winds to our brave girl,” said Maria Marta, who was in the bow with her husband Ricardo and their two daughters, Camila and Valentina.

For his part, Renato and his family, natives of Glen Burnie (Maryland), said: “It is the first time that we travel a ship of these characteristics; We knew very little of its history. The crew was very kind to us. They also explained the mission of the unit and the importance it has for the training of Argentine Navy personnel. In the United States they will always be welcome.”

The closing of each open day was given with the lowering of the national pavilion, accompanied by a respectful silence on the part of the attendees.

This morning, the frigate ARA “Libertad” put bow to a new port, Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, where it will participate in the events scheduled on the occasion of the Bicentennial of the National Navy of that country.

During its almost five days of stay, the training ship of the Argentine Navy left behind the Inner Harbor pier, West Wall, in the city of Baltimore; its third foreign port in the framework of the 51st Instructional Trip.

These days involved countless activities that included receiving on board the Argentine Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr. Jorge Martín Arturo Argüello, who was accompanied by the Argentine Representative to the Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Carlos Raimundi, and the Naval Attaché to the Embassy of Argentina in the United States of America. Navy Commodore Horacio Jorge Calafell, while the ship was anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, off the city of Annapolis, in the state of Maryland.

On that occasion, Midshipmen in Commission of the 152nd promotion of the Naval Military School visited the Naval Academy of the United States of America upon landing in Annapolis, to know and tour that military institution where commissioned officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States of America are trained.

Once moored, they were received by the authorities of Sail Baltimore, representatives of the Argentine Armed Forces, the Navy of the United States of America and the Coast Guard of that country, as well as government and civilian agencies of the State of Maryland.

There they made a floral offering in front of a plaque that remembers the greatest hero of the Argentine Navy, Admiral Guillermo Brown.

Yesterday, on the deck of the training ship, the ceremony for the 207th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was held, which was presided over by the Argentine Ambassador to the United States of America who was accompanied by the Consul General in New York City, Ambassador Santiago Villalba and the Naval Attaché to the Argentine Embassy in the United States of America. together with the Commander of the frigate ARA “Libertad”, Captain Gonzalo Horacio Nieto.