Schoolship ‘Mircea’: visiting hours – Souda 30th March – 2nd April

The school ship Mircea, considered a national point of reference and a symbol of the Romanian fleet arrived at 09.00 today, 30th March,  at the port of Souda.
The arrival of the ship is underway as part of a pedagogical journey. The ship has a crew of 165 people, including 94 intern students.

The Mircea will remain in the port of Souda until Sunday, 3rd April  and will be open to the public on the following days and times:

• Wednesday, March 30th: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
• Thursday, March 31st: 10:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 7:00pm.
• Friday, April 1st: 10:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 7:00pm
• Saturday 2nd April: 10h00 – 13h00.

The school ship Mircea is a three-masted Barque, built in 1938 in Hamburg by the Blohm- shipyard as a training vessel for the Romaian The ship is named after the Wallachian Volvode, Mircea the Elder.

After WWII she was temporarily taken over by the USSR  but later returned to Romania. In 1966 she was overhauled by Blohm & Voss.

Source: (photo credit Νίκος Φράγκος9


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