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Kruzenshtern's transatlantic expedition results
06.02.2020 12:59:26 pm
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.
The barque left her home port on December 8, 2019 and was supposed to be at sea until September 3, 2020, but the current situation made the vessel return earlier. Safety cannot be compromised.
The shores of Kaliningrad region have already become clearly visible and recognizable. The vessel has been washed, polished and completely ready to enter her home harbour.For the six months, the Kruzenshtern has sailed 23,933.2 nautical miles and called at the following ports: Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), Tierra del Fuego and the city "on the edge of the world "- Ushuaiau (Argentina), Buenos Aires (Argentina). While she was staying at these ports, guests kept visiting the vessel and cadets were having tours of the cities. Also, there were technical calls to the ports of Las Palmas and Novorossiysk.
The first part of the expedition was marked with a unique event. It was the meeting of three training sailing ships in the South Atlantic. The Kruzenshtern, Sedov and Pallada carried out joint maneuvers under full sail and participated in the symbolic memorial regatta in honor of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. The Kruzenshtern won this 200-mile regatta.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War informational and patriotic evenings took place on board of the barque. Wreaths were lowered into the waters of the Black and Baltic Seas as a tribute to the dead seafarers. In Buenos Aires, the ship was visited by veterans of the Great Patriotic War, who by all means had contributed to the Victory. The memory of those who did not return from the war was honored with a moment of silence. The Master of the Kruzenshtern Mikhail Yeryomchenko in his video message congratulated all veterans and residents of our country on this great holiday.During the expedition 119 future sefarers from different cities of Russia took sea practice on board of the Kruzenshtern. Great memories from sea adventures, life on the barque and long journeys will remain with the guys for the lifetime.
The Kruzenshtern is calling at the port of Kaliningrad on June 3. Traditionally she will be moored at berth 18 of the Kaliningrad Sea Fishing Port. It is symbolic that the Sedov and Pallada are calling at Vladivostok on the same day. The Pallada is finishing her circumnavition while the Sedov is completing the first stage of her expedition taking place on the eve of the centenary of the barque.
Text and photos by Valery Pritchenko
Video by N. Obrevko, S. Meshcheryakov