200 years ago, on January 28, 1820, Russian seafarers were the first to approach the shores of the ice continent. Later this land will be called Antarctica
Crew members and cadets of the barque Kruzenshtern laid wreaths and flowers at the World War II Memorial Monument built to honor nearly 2,000 Brazilian soldiers killed in the conflict.
Click here for a short video about furling the sails before calling at Rio de Janeiro.
A few days remain before the scheduled call of the Pallada to the Chilean port of Valparaiso.
Six teams participated in the sea multisport competition, but only one team became the champion.
The frigate Pallada is proceeding to the Chilean seaport of Valparaiso, which is 360 nautical miles away. Pre-arrival routine is being carried out on board.
The ship will stay in the most famous port of Brazil for three days. This visit is a great chance to recover strength, see new landscapes and, of course, get to know the Brazilians and their country....
The long-awaited sea holiday was celebrated on the Sedov.
For the first time in 15 year period the Kruzenshtern hoisted Jolly Roger. The ship was under the thumb the Lord of the seas Neptune and his retinue. According to the old Maritime tradition line-crossing was marked with a large-scale holi...
On January 13, at 18:30 ship’s time man overboard drill was commenced.
Today, on January 15, at 8 a.m., the ship solemnly hoisted the largest tricolor and played the national Anthem of Russia in two hemispheres at once. The Sedov was proceeding along the equator line for an hour and sailed 8 nautical miles.
The competition between the teams of three masts has already been over. A foremast, mainmast and mizzenmast teams have shown impressive skills.
On January 7, the Sedov stopped the engines and kept proceeding under sail. By January 12, the ship has had quite a significant mileage.
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 signific...
On the Old New Year holiday the Pallada crossed the 30th parallel of the Southern latitude.