Tamaulipas Gov. Egidio Torre Cantu was aboard the Mexican naval ship “The Huasteca” which had departed the PEMEX in Cd. Madero cruising to a point 10 nautical miles offshore to lay a wreath in memory of all the Mexican sailors lost at see. It was Navy Day or Dia del Marina.
Everything was going splendidly until Cantu demanded his favorite drink be served to him and the crew, in a panic, realized they had none on board.
What’s a sailor to do in a situation like this when the guest of honor is thirsty. A Mexican sailor resplendent in dress whites jumped into action.
In radio contact with one of the auxiliary ships escorting “The Huasteca”, the officer commanded The Zamora, to quickly dispatch a 12 pack of Diet Coke for the Governor. As the minutes passed and the Governors thirst grew, the Zamora completed it’s “heroic” rescue mission. In less than 5 minutes the Diet Cokes had reached their destination and the dry mouth Egidio Torre Cantú,[