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Sagres School Ship Docks in Funchal Harbour

The Portuguese naval training ship, NRP Sagres, docked in Funchal harbour yesterday and will remain here until Sunday when it will leave for the Azores via Porto Santo. This is the ships first stop on its two and a half month voyage from Lisbon Naval Base. On board are 169, 3rd year cadets from the Naval School commanded by Captain António Camilo.

The Sagres training ship is a national symbol, which has carried the national flag around the world for the past 55 years, in its mission to represent Portugal and the Portuguese Navy.

Due to the pandemic situation, no visitors will be allowed onboard.

Samantha Gannon

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