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Mexican sail ship Cuauhtemoc docks at Riga Passenger port

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Tuesday, August 13, the Mexican Navy (NF) training sailing ship Cuauhtemoc BE01 docked at Riga Passenger port. It is currently open for visitors before its departure.

Some of the Mexican cadets are visiting the Latvian Navy Flotilla to learn of its purposes. They will also visit the Latvian War Museum.

This Wednesday, August 14, the ship will leave the port accompanied by the National Armed Forces orchestra, Defence Ministry Reports.

The three-mast sailing ship was named after the last Aztec ruler – Cuauhtemoc. He fought against the forces of Cortez, was captured and executed in 1525.

The training ship is on its 242-day long training voyage in Europe. There are currently 72 Maritime Academy cadets, including 18 women, serving on this vessel. During its voyage, the ship will visit 17 ports and 14 countries in America and Europe.

The Cuauhtemoc is a 67-meter-long ship. Its home port is Acapulco. There are 168 officers and personnel. Up 90 prospective Mexican Navy officers can learn the skills they will need on this vessel.

The ship was built in Bilbao, Spain in 1982. It is one of four identical ships. The total area of its sails is more than 2,300 m2. It has participated in many sail ships races, covering more than 400,000 nm.

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