Mumbai, June 22: On Wednesday the Mexican Navy Ship ARM Cuauhtemoc arrived in Mumbai after 15 years, which is on six-day goodwill trip. Mexican Navy Ship ARM Cuauhtemoc was welcomed by the Indian Navy with traditional fanfare.
Boarded with 40 naval officers, 13 petty officers and 131 sailors, Mexican Navy Ship ARM Cuauhtemoc was commanded by Capt Rafael Antonio Lagunes Arteaga. On the afternoon of June 11, a female cadet on the sailing ship had fallen overboard into the Arabian Sea, around 560 nautical miles off Goa, when the ship was en route to Mumbai from Egypt's Port Said. Despite an extensive search by Indian ships and planes, she was not traced.
Capt Arteaga thanked the Indian Navy for the help extended by deploying naval aircraft P8I and INS Teg and INS Mysore for the missing cadet. During their stay, Capt. Arteaga will call on Western Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral R. B. Pandit.
The crew of the sailing ship will also visit the INS Mumbai and take part in various sports and social events, besides interactions with Indian Navy personnel over the next six days. Further the ARM Cuauhtemoc will depart for Singapore on June 26, the official said.