Argentine naval visit arrives in Port G/T
The Argentine’s School Navy Ship “Fragata ARA LIBERTAD” (Frigate Liberty) is visiting Port Georgetown, once more on a three-day visit. The Tall Ship sailed from Buenos Aires on June 2, last, on her voyage across the South Atlantic, visiting countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.
Each year the ship makes an annual trip around the world for the graduating naval cadets as part of the completion of their four years of training.
The Frigate Libertad was built in 1960, has a length of 104 metres, a breadth of 14.30 metres, weighs 3,765 metric tons, and has a draft of 6.60 metres. With a crew of 330, of whom 110 are cadets drawn from Argentina and other Latin American countries, the vessel is under the command of Captain Pablo Lucio Salonio.
This cordial visit to Georgetown is intended to enhance the friendship and cooperation ties with Guyana, as well as develop the bonds of mutual trust between the armed forces of the two countries.
The Argentine Naval officers are scheduled to meet with the Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best, Mayor Hamilton Green and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A reception is scheduled for the Pegasus Hotel this evening. The visitors will also be touring the City of Georgetown and will play a football match with the Guyana Defence Force team tomorrow.
The Embassy’s Chargé d’ Affaires, Minister Alejandro Amura, and Captain Salonio and his crew, will also meet with the local press this evening at the Savannah Suite, Pegasus Hotel.
Tomorrow the press will be welcomed aboard the ship from 08.30hrs to 12:00hrs at the Coast Guard Wharf at Ruimveldt.