Mexican ship arrives in style

The Mexican warship and sail training vessel Cuauhtemoc anchored at Chinese Navy's Yangtze River Wharf in Shanghai on Thursday — its fourth visit to the city.
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Sailors of the Mexican Navy’s ARM Cuauhtemoc stand on its masts as the sailing ship arrives in Shanghai.

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Dozens of seamen make an impressive entrance as they stand on the tall masts of ARM Cuauhtemoc of the Mexican Navy as it approaches Shanghai's Yangtze River Wharf.

The sailing ship ARM Cuauhtemoc of the Mexican Navy anchored at the Chinese Navy's Yangtze River Wharf in Shanghai on Thursday morning to start its six-day visit to the city.

Cuauhtemoc, built in Bilbao, Spain, in 1982, made an impressive sight as it arrived with dozens of seamen standing on its tall masts.

Shanghai is the 11th stop on the ship's world voyage to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Constitution. It will leave for South Korea, Japan and the United States after visiting China.

During its stay in Shanghai, the crew will have exchange visits with the Chinese Navy, playing basketball with Chinese marines and organizing mutual deck receptions.

The Mexican sailors will also visit local scenic spots, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Yuyuan Garden.

This is the fourth port call in Shanghai by Cuauhtemoc, which is about 90 meters long and 12 meters wide.

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ARM Cuauhtemoc in the Yangtze River.

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A seaman cleans the bell on the ship.

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The helmsman at work

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Mexican seamen salute Chinese Naval ships.

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A sculpture of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec Emperor, whom the ship is named after.

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