Mexican vessel makes historic Manila visit

The Mexican vessel Cuauhtémoc “Ambassador and Knight of the Seas” will
be arriving in Manila on August 4, 2017 to mark its first journey to Manila, commemorating the historic voyage by the Manila-Acapulco Galleon in almost 250 years.

Captain Rafael Lagunes and the crew of vessel will welcome visitors to enjoy a bit of Mexico, its traditions, craftsmanship, folklore, flavors and legacy.

The Mexican vessel Cuauhtémoc will anchor at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor, Port Area, Manila. Access will be granted through shuttles operated by Doña Virginia Maritima Corp, the shipping agent.

Captain Lagunes says: “We have sailed the seas and oceans around the world, proudly raising our national flag, sailed more than 700,000 nautical miles and forged 34 generations of cadets from the naval military school of Mexico.”

The Embassy of Mexico in Manila is proud to contribute to the successful visit of the vessel Cuauhtémoc in conjunction with the Philippine Navy which will further strengthen the bilateral relations between Mexico and the Philippines.

“We invite you to discover the hospitality and the love for the maritime traditions that are reflected in the perfection of its decks, bulkheads, maneuvers and rigging. The crew, integrated by 9 senior officers, 44 officers, 43 cadets and 122 enlisted men and women, is a genuine sample of more than 120 million Mexicans in the world, presenting itself as an ambassador of our country, carrying a message of peace and good will,” says Captain Lagunes.

“May this historical visit attest the renewed long-standing ties that join Mexico and the Philippines together, not only as partners but as sister-nations.”