Uruguayan Training Ship Arrives in Cuba
The official reception was attended by Navy Captain Enrique Gomez Ferrán, from the Cuban Revolutionary Navy (MGR), and Uruguayan Ambassador to Cuba Ariel Bergamino Sosa.
After the official welcoming ceremony the ship’s officers headed by Captain Orlando Antonio Mara Echeverría were received at the Department of Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, by Rear Admiral Carlos Duque Ramos, head of the
Miranda Officers meet with members of the Cuban Revolutionary Navy in HavanaDuque congratulated the Uruguayan national soccer team's performance at the recently concluded World Cup.
Mara Echeverria told reporters that this trip is the 29th instruction trip that the 80-year-old “Miranda” makes.
Being in Cuba as Uruguayan roving ambassadors represents a lot to me because this island was the only country that I did not know in the American continent, he added.
Our goal, he said, is the practical training of 29 cadets who are on the journey, who meet a rigorous working schedule of more than 12 hours.
The ship is 60.4 meters long, eight wide and a 720 tons displacement, a schooner named afterCaptain Francisco Prudencio Miranda, a leading teaching and sea researcher in Uruguay.