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Mexican Ship “Cuauhtemoc” Docks in Shanghai on Latest Stop of Global Tour

SHANGHAI – The Mexican navy’s training vessel ARM Cuauhtemoc docked in Shanghai on Thursday, its latest stop on an international goodwill trip which began in February and includes visits to 12 countries.

“We want to carry a message of peace and goodwill to the countries we visit,” Captain Rafael Antonio Lagunes told EFE after arriving in Shanghai.

Chinese military officials as well as the Mexican ambassador to China, Jose Luis Bernal, were present for the ship’s arrival. It will be open to the public during its five-day stop in Shanghai.

As part of a goodwill mission to commemorate 100 years since the proclamation of Mexico’s constitution, the ship set off from the western port of Acapulco in February on a 289-day voyage to 15 ports in 12 countries.

This is the ship’s fourth voyage around the world in its 35-year history.

The Shanghai visit coincides with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Mexico and China.

Cuauhtemoc’s crew consists of 233 members including captains, officers, cadets and cabin crew.

The journey is part of the crew’s training and is the last step in the training of naval officers.

Captain Lagunes said that sailing ships have survived because they can be used to impart basic knowledge of sea navigation.

He added that on such voyages, cadets understand how to directly engage with the various forces of nature, as well as learn respect, tolerance and discipline.

The vessel is scheduled to visit the ports of Balboa (Panama), Boston (Unites States), Huelva (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Civitavecchia (Italy), Crete (Greece), Port Said (Egypt), Mumbai (India), Singapore, Manila (Philippines), Shanghai (China), Busan (South Korea), Kobe (Japan), Honolulu (US) and Los Angeles (US), before returning to Acapulco by the end of November.

 

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