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May 15, 2013 3:44 PM

VIP Treatment for Training Vessel Arrival at Port of Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 'General Rudder' Training Vessel from Texas A&M University Galveston was given the VIP treatment this morning while arriving at the Port of Corpus Christi.

A Tugboats fired a water cannon salute for the vessel from the university's Maritime Academy.

The ship is on her maiden training voyage. She used to be a training vessel for a Maritime Academy in New York under name of The Kings Pointer.

The vessel is docked at the Ortiz Center Plaza for tours from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.

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