May 18, 2013
Fragata Libertad sets sail on South Atlantic tour
The Fragata Libertad training ship set sail today from Buenos Aires’ City port, upon the graduation of 69 midshipmen, 15 of which are women, which will make a trip across the South Atlantic visiting Latin American, European and African ports including Angola, Ghana and Namibia.
“It’s a grand celebration for the citizens of Argentina to see our training ship set sail for the South Atlantic on a tour of South American countries, Europe and Afria,” the captain of the ship Carlos Alievi said today.
“When we cross the Atlantic, we’ll visit countries like Portugal and Spain and we will also go to some countries in Africa, which will be quite a challenge for the frigate, as we stop in Angola, Ghana and Namibia ports,” Alievi continued.
With a crew of 220 men and women, and 110 students, the Frigate “takes on board, as well as Argentines, some students from other South American countries with great pride.”