Cabras Marine Corporation (CMC) is proud to have assisted with the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano’s arrival on Guam as well as the commemorative ceremony held upon the vessel’s departure. The Elcano’s visit commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation. The current expedition will take naval training sailing ships across the Atlantic to Argentina, through the Straits of Magellan, and across the Pacific Ocean, passing Guam and the Philippines on their way back to the
Spanish port of Cádiz.
The vessel is named after Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, captain of Ferdinand Magellan’s last exploratory fleet and the man who completed the first circumnavigation of the world. At 113 metres (371 ft) long, it is the third-largest tall ship in the world. CMC’s pilot Captain Edgar and tug’s M/T Hurao, M/T Quipuha, and M/T Talofofo assisted throughout the Elcano’s visit on Guam.