Tall Ship Cozumel

Tall Ship “Simon Bolivar” Visits Cozumel for 3rd Time

Venezuelan Vessel Calls into the island during 29th training mission…

Photo Courtesy of Mark Lindsey

The Venezuelan Navy’s Training Ship, the AB “Simon Bolivar” (BE-11) made her third call into port on Cozumel last Friday.  With 149 crew members on board, their arrival is part of an annual training mission designed to strengthen ties with the Mexican navy.  During their stay on the island, the crew were kind enough to offer public tours of the boat, free of charge.   Docked at the downtown Punta Langosta pier, the ship was built in 1979 and is a frequent participant in the Tall Ship events.

She is one of four similar “barques” built as sail

Photo Courtesy of Mark Lindsey

training vessels for other countries in Latin America; her half-sisters are the Mexican “Cuauhtémoc”, the Colombian “Gloria” and the Ecuadoran “Guayas.”

Por 3ª ocasión el gran velero “Simón Bolívar” visita Cozumel

El buque venezolano arriba a la Isla durante su 29ª misión de entrenamiento…

El buque escuela venezolano, el AB “Simón Bolívar” (BE-11) realizó su tercera visita al puerto de Cozumel el pasado viernes. Con 49 tripulantes, su arribo forma parte de la

Photo Courtesy of Mark Lindsey

misión de entrenamiento anual diseñada para fortalecer los lazos con la marina armada mexicana. Durante su estancia el la Isla, la tripulación amablemente ofreció visitas guiadas dentro de la embarcación, sin costo alguno. Este buque que atracó en el muelle Punta Langosta, fue armado en el año 1979 y con frecuenta participa en los eventos Grandes Veleros.


Este es uno de cuatro buques escuela similares, construidos para otros países latinoamericanos. Los buques hermanos son el mexicano “Cuauhtémoc”, el colombiano “Gloria” y el ecuatoriano “Guayas”.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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