The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy, in partnership with the Embassy of Argentina, is inviting groups of children, students and young persons across Barbados to tour the Argentine vessel Frigate ARA Libertad during its visit to Barbados.
They are invited to tour the Frigate ARA Libertad on Monday, December 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which will be located at the Flour Mill, off the Mighty Grynner Highway.
The other members of the public will also have an opportunity to tour the vessel on Monday, December 16, between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
The vessel will leave Barbados on Wednesday, December 18, at 4:00 p.m.
The Frigate ARA Libertad serves as a school vessel in the Argentine Navy. It is one of the largest and fastest tall ships in the world, and holder of several speed records.
It was designed and built in the 1950s by the Río Santiago Shipyard, Ensenada, Argentina. The vessel’s maiden voyage was in 1961, and it continues to be a training ship with yearly instruction trips for the graduating naval cadets, as well as a travelling goodwill ambassador.