Colombia sends ‘floating ambassador’ to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Colombian navy training ship ARC Gloria

The Colombian flagship Gloria , known as that country’s ‘floating ambassador in the seas of the world’, visits the Las Palmas Port of La Luz this weekend.

This morning, Saturday at 9.00 am she was received at the Santa Catalina Pier by the Colombian ambassador to Spain, Alberto Furmanski, while the crew sang the country’s national anthem from the masts.

On Sunday the tall ship will open to the public from 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.  The crew will offer visitors a tour and give them a folk show.

In the photo, Gloria in the bay of the capital.

Source:  La Provincia  

The ARC Gloria Training Ship of Colombia, arriving at the pier of Santa Catalina, with their midshipmen on the masts singing the anthem of Colombia
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Saturday 09/09/2017
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The ARC Gloria is the training ship belonging to the Colombian Navy and the flagship of its naval academy. The ARC Training Ship “Gloria” is also designated as the floating Ambassador of Colombia in the seas of the world. It was built in Spain in 1968 and is the smallest and oldest of the four sister ships built by the same shipyard

Posted by Juan Rodriguez Sosa on Saturday, September 9, 2017

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