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Latin America’s Largest Sail Training Ship Docks in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN – The Union, a Peruvian navy ship that at 115.75 meters (379.5 feet) in length is Latin America’s largest sail training vessel, docked on Sunday at the Port of San Juan.

It arrived in Puerto Rico as part of a journey in which the ship is being used to provide instruction to cadets and also serve as a sailing ambassador for the South American nation.

Peru’s consul on the island, Celinda “Cheli” Zarate Vargas; Puerto Rico’s acting secretary of state, Francisco Cruz; and Puerto Rico’s strategic development director, Luis Rodriguez, were part of the welcoming committee for the four-masted ship that Peruvian shipbuilder Servicios Industriales de la Marina constructed between 2012 and 2015 at the Callao shipyards.

Capt. Gianfranco Polar Figari stepped down from the vessel and greeted the assembled authorities as soon as the Union docked at the port.

The Union has a length of 99 meters (324 feet), not counting its bowsprit, a beam of 13.5 meters, a draft of 6.5 meters, a displacement of 3,200 metric tons and a speed of 12 knots, according to the Consulate of Peru on the U.S. commonwealth.

The ship’s interior includes an auditorium, a library, an IT platform and classrooms where roughly 250 cadets will take courses in celestial navigation, meteorology, oceanography, hydrography and naval exercises and maneuvers.

The Union is named after a Peruvian corvette that was used in the first stage of the 1879-1884 War of the Pacific between Peru and Chile.

It will remain docked at the Port of San Juan until Thursday.

 

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