CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Colombian Tall Ship ARC GLORIA is commanded by Captain Mauricio Echandia and manned by a crew of 154. Most of the crew are cadets learning to work as a team to raise the ship's 23 sails and navigate the world's seas. Among the crew, there are five foreign official guests from Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. After Charleston, GLORIA will be sailing to multiple countries around the globe delivering its message of international goodwill and friendship.