The transatlantic expedition of the STS Kruzenshtern dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Faddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev and the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, is coming to its end. The voyage was very eventful, interesting, yet complicated.
On Monday, May 25, the exams were started on board of the Kruzenshtern. A group of electrical cadets and deck cadets was the first to demonstrate their theoretical and practical knowledge gained during six months on board.
75 years ago the Great Patriotic war was over. The world has changed a lot since then, but our memory of the feat of the Soviet people, the memory of the heroes who fought for our Homeland, for future generations, for the whole world, remains unchanged.
The Kruzenshtern moored at the berth of the passenger terminal in Novorossiysk, the largest port of Russia. Locals keep on taking photoes with the vessel on the background. Due to the current situation the ship is closed toThe Kruzenshtern moored at the berth of the passenger terminal in Novorossiysk, the largest port of Russia. Locals keep on taking photoes with the vessel on the background. Due to the current situation the ship is closed to visitors. visitors.
In the morning of April 4, the Kruzenshtern headed for the port of Novorossiysk. The route is quite complicated. The distance to be sailed is more than 3,000 nautical miles. The ship has to cross the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmara and Black seas, transit three Straits.
During the period from April 1 to April 4, the sailing training ship Kruzenshtern was staying at the port of Las Palmas. As soon as mobile connection appeared, the crew and cadets were able to contact their near and dear ones. For the sake of safety any shore leaves were strictly prohibited.
Official events on board of the Kruzenshtern in Buenos Aires include: visit of Dmitry Feoktistov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to this country, and signing of a bilateral intergovernmental agreement in the field of fisheries.
The crews of the STS Kruzenshtern and Pallada at the port of Ushuaia took part in official events with the participation of Dmitry Feoktistov (the Russian Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina).
During the stay at the port the ship will replenish fuel and food supplies, and the crew members and cadets will rest from a long passage, walk around the city and get acquainted with its must-visit places.
On January 9, at 19:40 ship’s time, the barque Kruzenshtern safely crossed the equator. The day of crossing the Equator is called the Day of Neptune. Hardcore seafarers made a theatrical performance to leave a good memory of this significant event.
For two days the Kruzenshtern was making her way to the English Channel from the North Sea. She had to overcome strong wind. Sometimes her speed dropped to 1 knot. Both main engines had a hard time. When the conditions became more or less favourable the ship got to Pas de Calais.