The training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ has ended its 92 training cruise this Sunday after arriving at the Marín Naval School (Pontevedra), which for the first time received its crew without honor and without public.
The coronavirus pandemic and the state of alarm declared in Spain have prevented, as is traditional, an institutional ceremony to receive the cadets who, on board the ship, have received their naval training for five months.
After arriving last night at the Pontevedra estuary and anchoring his last day in front of Sanxenxo, the ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ arrived at the Naval School around eight in the morning.
He did it guarded by the Civil Guard of the Sea and after docking at the known as torpedo dock of the Marín naval center, his crew was received only by the commander-director of the school, Ignacio Cuartero.
The students who were on board the ‘Elcano’, once the cruise ended, will continue their online studies just like the rest of the students of the Naval Military School.
The ship will set sail this Sunday towards its base in the bay of Cádiz, where it is scheduled to arrive on April 18.
The 92 training cruiser of the school ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ began on November 3 with its departure from the San Fernando naval base (Cádiz) and, before crossing the Atlantic, stopped in Las Palmas.
Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires -where the ship passed Christmas Eve and Christmas-, Mar del Plata -the place that welcomed the year 2020-, Montevideo, Recife, Curaçao, Santo Domingo and Miami were his stops before returning again to Spain.
This route is part of the tribute that the ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ will carry out on this and on his next training cruise to the 500th anniversary of the first round the world trip, starring Magallanes and Elcano, visiting the Atlantic ports where the expedition arrived. , also trying to do it on coincident dates.