Saturday, April 26, 2008

Argentinean tall ship arrives in Cape Town

By Rhodé Marshall
26 April 2008

One of the World’s tallest and fastest sailing ships the ARA Libertad which belongs to the Argentinean Navy arrives at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday as part of a six day goodwill visit.

The ship is one of the largest of its kind in the world and will dock at the Waterfront until it leaves fir Mauritius on 2 May.

Cape Town is the first stop for the ARA Libertad on its eight month around the world trip and returns to Argentina on December 6.

Welcoming the ship will be Cape Town Deputy Mayor Grant Haskin along with a 21 gun salute from Signal Hill.

The ARA Libertad which was built in 1958 has been in Cape Town thrice before.

Anyone who is interested in seeing the ship can visit Quay 2, at the V&A Waterfront.

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