Coast Guard visits Colombia tall ship in Tampa, Florida

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Capt. Gregory Case, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, toured the A.R.C. Gloria, a Columbian naval tall ship in Tampa, Florida Wednesday.

Capt. Gregory Case, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., speaks with W. Villegas, the commanding officer of the ARC Gloria, a Colombian naval tall ship, in Tampa Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The Gloria is a training vessel for the Colombian navy similar to the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, home-ported in New London, Conn. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen)

Capt. Gregory Case, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., speaks with W. Villegas, the commanding officer of the ARC Gloria, a Colombian naval tall ship, in Tampa Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen

The Gloria is a training vessel for the Columbia navy similar to the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, homeported in New London Connecticut.

Case, along with other members of Sector St. Petersburg, met with the commanding officer, toured the ship and exchanged gifts during the hour-long visit.

The crew of the Gloria will be sailing to Miami Thursday.

Click the photo for more pictures of the visit.

 

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