Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Argentinean ship in Cape Town for training

By Tina George
29 April 2008


The Frigate Libertad, a sail training ship of the Argintinean Navy is currently in Cape Town until May 2 for a six- day goodwill visit as a guest of the City of Cape Town and the SA Navy.

“Every year this ship makes a big trip around the world with the Argintinean navy members. The main purpose of this trip is to train our last year cabin of our naval academy and to share experience with the South African Navy, “says Captain Gustavo Diaz Duran.

“We train our navy members with practical manoeuvres and classes on board,” says Duran.

Also to participate in the world-renowned training course is, South African Navy Officer, Thandeka Snail who will be joining the ship for two months.

“We are very happy and proud that we will be having a South African that will be joining us,” adds Duran.

The ship weighs 3 765 tons and measures almost 104 metres in length and 14,3 metres across the beam.

Members of the public will be able to visit the ship from 2pm to 6pm until May 1.

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