May 15, 2013 3:44 PM
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.