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Royal entrance

Mexican Navy Tall Ship returns to Seward


Courtesy Randy Altermatt

Five years ago the Mexican Tall Navy Ship Cuauhtemac docked in Seward, offered public tours and received red carpet treatment. When given the opportunity, the vessel docked for the second time Monday and was again given royal treatment. The crew hosted a gathering at the dock and then was welcomed at the home of City Manager Jim Hunt Tuesday night.

In April, the majestic ship, which is affiliated with the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico, began a training cruise called America 2014, sailing from its home port of Acapulco, Guerrero. The ship has stopped in Seward and will continue on its journey Thursday.

The ship Cuauhtémoc was built in the shipyards of Bilbao, Spain in 1982. The training ship has 253 crew members, which includes eight captains, 40 offiers, nine guest officers and 74 cadets. The entire crew is charged with representing Mexico as goodwill ambassadors and they did their country proud during their stay in Seward.


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