Tuesday, July 10th 2012 - 14:27 UTC

Argentine Navy tall ship Libertad visits Guyana and Suriname

Argentina’s Navy tall ship ARA Libertad is docked some ten miles off the coast of Guyana and entertained Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and members of the diplomatic corps as a part of its round-the-world trip which concludes in December of this year.

The naval vessel with the latest promotion of cadets should be back in December

The 329-crew navy ship was first launched in Argentina in 1956 and made it first voyage in the year 1963. It completed its first round-the-world trip in 1965.

The Libertad has a world record of being the fastest tall vessel to complete the Atlantic sail and is also the 8-time Boston Tea Pot winners. In 2004-2007 the Libertad underwent half life restoration works where it was rehabilitated to serve much longer

ARA Libertad previously spent time in the coast of Paramaribo, capital of Suriname and is currently heading for La Guaria in Venezuela. The tour of the Atlantic basin includes the Caribbean, US, Portugal, Spain, several African countries, including Cape Town next October.

From South Africa the tall ship which also has cadets from the Chilean and Uruguayan navies will cross to Brazil in November and early December Montevideo, Uruguay finally reaching Buenos Aires on December 8.

Guyana and Suriname, former British and Dutch colonies are currently members of Unasur, the Union of South American Nations.

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1 Chicureo (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 03:41 pm Report abuse
One of the most beautiful examples of Argentinian naval pride. There are many things that can still be admired for my Andean neighbor, of which this is one.
2 Islander1 (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 03:47 pm Report abuse
Yep - she,s a beautiful ship - as is your one! There is sonething about sail - dont know what it is, but there is no finer sight.
3 marc (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 04:02 pm Report abuse
This is what they have against HMS Dauntless???? The Argentine Navy is better than I thought! LOL
4 Conqueror (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
@3 Perhaps we should have a “demonstration”, and blow a hole in the bottom of its hull. Perhaps we should look at “preservation”. Probably best “preserved” at the bottom of the South Atlantic. Did the argies get British permission before “sailing” outside their territorial waters? Can't have that. The world's seas belong to the UK and the US.
5 Truth_Telling_Troll (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 04:43 pm Report abuse
The word you are seeking is to scuttle the ship. That is the correct English language term. As a non-native of your native language, I'm glad to help you.

“Blow a hole in the bottom of my hull” is another verb entirely. That is your personal weekend verb.
6 Simon68 (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 06:08 pm Report abuse
5 Truth_Telling_Troll (#)

I couldn't let this one pass.
To “scuttle” a ship is when the crew does it to their own ship.
Otherwise the verb is to “sink” the ship.
7 Truth_Telling_Troll (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 06:16 pm Report abuse
Sorry, my sly humor may have been eluding.

Conqueror said he “owns” the seas, just because he is Brit (LOL). As such, he must own anything on those seas, since he obviously believes it is his ship.
8 SussieUS (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 06:37 pm
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9 briton (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 09:37 pm Report abuse
come come,
everybody knows CFK owns the seas .
and the atlantic, and antarctica , and all of south america , ect ect ,
bla bla .
10 British_Kirchnerist (#) Jul 10th, 2012 - 10:14 pm Report abuse
#5 Lol
11 Frank (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 01:43 am Report abuse
They visited Guyana?? Did they get permission from Chavez beforehand??
12 jerry (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 05:31 am Report abuse
This is perfectly true: “One of the most beautiful examples of Argentinian naval pride.” It is a beautiful ship, which everybody should have the opportunity to see.
13 Frank (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 06:04 am Report abuse
One of their very few seaworthy ships.......
14 cLOHO (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am Report abuse
With a good strong wind it could run away quicker that the 25 De Mayo jajaja
15 ManRod (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 02:02 pm Report abuse
South american schoolships are really beautiful and classic.
Here you can see most of them, Chilean fourmasted Esmeralda and it's smaller regional counterparts...

16 Frank (#) Jul 11th, 2012 - 09:42 pm Report abuse
another good shot of Libertad.. www.flickr.com/photos/nudistsailor/6395494683/
17 RICO (#) Jul 12th, 2012 - 11:49 am Report abuse
After all the fuss Argentina made about “militaristic” Britain having a ship patroling the South Atlantic, it turns out they have their own naval vessell patroling in the same area.
18 SussieUS (#) Jul 12th, 2012 - 05:40 pm Report abuse
A criminal mind never stops.
19 cLOHO (#) Jul 13th, 2012 - 07:59 pm Report abuse
An rg mind never starts

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