March 16, 2021
MANILA – The Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano is finally in the waters off Guian, Eastern Samar, the exact same spot Ferdinand Magellan and the ship’s namesake sighted on March 16, 1521– an important route that made the first circumnavigation of the world… Read More
NISH SHIP. The Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano in the waters off Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the same spot the Magellan-Elcano expedition first sighted 500 years ago. The school ship has been tracing the route of the first circumnavigation of the world in 1521 since October 2020. (Photo by Juvelyn Nierves/National Quincentennial Committee)
DOCKING SOON. The Spanish training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano. Named after the Spanish navigator who helped complete the first circumnavigation of the globe, the Elcano is making a historic trip to the country’s waters and dock on March 16, 2021 to commemorate the Spaniards’ original global voyage 500 years ago. (Photo courtesy of the Spanish Navy)
Spanish Ambassador Jorge Moragas: Magellan-Elcano voyage from 1519 to 1522 was a historic leap forward and a technical challenge at that time.