Celebrations of the crews of three sailing ships were held in Kaliningrad

Last Friday was marked by a bright event - the training sailing ship Sedov, one of the three sailing ships of the Federal Agency for Fisheries that participated in the round-the-world expedition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors and the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.

The construction ceremony took place at the 18th berth of the Kaliningrad Sea Fishing Port. The celebration was attended by representatives of all three sailing ships participating in the expedition - "Pallada", "Sedov" and "Kruzenshtern". Let's remind, the first voyage was completed by "Pallada", having passed the planned round-the-world route in seven months. "Kruzenshtern" made a transatlantic passage, and "Sedov" spent almost a year at sea, including an additional unique expedition, returning home by the Northern Sea Route. Thus, from the moment the Pallada went to sea, the chronicle of the 390-day expeditionary history was summed up - the last of the three sailing ships successfully returned home.

The event was opened by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov. He thanked the assembled members of the expedition and once again noted the outstanding personal and professional qualities of the crew and cadets.

From the Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University, the captain of the Pallada shipboard Nikolai Zorchenko and the cadets of the Dalrybvtuz Naval Institute who participated in the round-the-world expedition took part in the ceremony.

For the impeccable performance of the tasks of the round-the-world expedition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors and the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the Pallada ship crew was awarded a memento - a naval admiral's dagger, which was handed over from the hands of the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery to the delegation of the Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University.

“This award is a merit and recognition of the entire "Pallada" crew, our cadets, as well as everyone who took part in preparing and ensuring the safety of this long and truly difficult trip around the world. We are proud of our cadets and the ship's crew, who once again proved that the maritime education and maritime practice received in Dalrybvtuz are rightfully considered one of the best in Russia, ”said Dalrybvtuz rector Oleg Scheka.