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Argentinian Frigate Visiting Wellington

25 September 2008

Argentinian Frigate Visiting Wellington

The Argentinian Tall Sail Ship ARA LIBERTAD with her ship's company of 220 will be berthed at Queen's Wharf, Wellington from Monday 29 September until her departure on Sunday 5 October 2008.

The purpose of the ship's visit is to strengthen bilateral relationships between the two countries and two Navies, and to make official calls. During the visit, the Commanding Officer of ARA LIBERTAD, Captain Juan Jose Iglesias will be calling on the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Ledson and the Deputy Mayor of Wellington, Mr Ian McKinnon.

The ship will also be holding official functions for invited guests.

Media are welcome to attend the following events:

Sunday 28 September ARA Libertad will sail into Wellington Harbour and anchor off Soames Island at approximately 10.00am (possible photo opp/weather shot).

Monday 29 September ARA LIBERTAD will sail from Soames Island and berth at Queen's Wharf at 10.00am. The Argentinian Ambassador will meet the ship at the wharf.

Ship open to the public 2.00pm-6.00pm

Tuesday 30 September The Commanding Officer and Ship's Company will arrive at the National War Memorial, Buckle Street, to lay a wreath at 10.00am.

Ship open to the public 2.00pm-6.00pm

Thursday 2 October Ship open to the public from 2.00 - 6.00pm

Friday 3 October Ship open to the public from 2.00 - 6.00pm

Saturday 4 October Ship open to the public from 2.00 - 6.00pm

Sunday 5 October ARA LIBERTAD sails.


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