The Union training ship, in which the cadets of the Peruvian Navy are educated, set sail from Callao abroad yesterday for the second consecutive year. This journey, called Instructional Trip Abroad (VIEX -2017) will last six months. In that period, the Union ship will arrive at 15 ports in 10 countries and will be back on November 7.Follow @socie_ECpe
Among the ship’s crew are 83 third-year cadets from the Peruvian Naval School with the aim of complementing their theoretical knowledge with the acquisition of marine skills. Officials, technical personnel and four foreign officers from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Canada also travel. In addition, there will be four cadets from the Army, the Air Force, the Peruvian National Police and members of the diplomatic corps.
It should be mentioned that cultural and protocol activities will be carried out in each port to strengthen friendship with the armed forces of other countries. The ports visited will be Balboa and Colón (Panama); Jacksonville, Norfolk and Boston (USA), Charlottetown (Canada), London (England), Hamburg (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Le Havre (France); La Coruña, Cádiz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Colón and Balboa (Panama), and Guayaquil (Ecuador).
In the expedition is under the command of the ship’s captain Franz Bittirch Ramírez, the doors of the ship will be opened at each place it arrives for citizens to visit and tour the compartments of the Peruvian sailboat. Additionally, there will be activities to disseminate our ancient culture.Tweets by Sociedad_ECpe