NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Capitan Miranda returned to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront in May.

The Uruguayan Navy’s sail training tall ship arrived on Friday, May 12. Capitan Miranda was once a survey ship and now serves as the official training ship for the Uruguayan Naval Academy.

From Saturday, May 13 to Monday, May 15 the public was able to enjoy a free tour of the 205′ schooner-style ship that’s won the ‘Most Spirit’ award at tall ship festivals worldwide.

Norfolk was selected as one of the two East Coast Ports for the Ship’s 2023 Sail Training visit. The other port visit will be New York City. In a press release, Festevents says it, “is one of the Uruguayan Navy’s favorite ports when visiting the US.”

WAVY captured video as the ship departed the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

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