27.09.2019

Training frigate Pallada is finishing dock repair

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The training sailing vessel Pallada has been preparing for a round-the-world expedition of sailing training vessels of Rosrybolovstvo, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, as well as the to 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The dock repair works are being at the closing stage.
During the docking the hull works have already been done – the hull is free from rust and fouling, chipped to metal and painted with five layers of special paint. Deck works, cabins and accomodation rennovation, masts repair, installation of 3rd generation galley equipment have been carried out. Currently, the assembly of machines, mechanisms, components of the training frigate is being carried out.

Trouble-shooting, repair and maintenance of 15 yards have already been finished. Paint was chipped and the thickness of the metal was checked. Some yards required welding works. The shore gang also changed frame blocks and rollers as well as painted them anew. According to the technical regulations, this procedure is usually performed every ten years.

It is planned that in mid-October the crew will present the vessel to the representatives of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Maritime register of shipping and receive all the necessary documents for the voyage.

The expedition of training sailing vessels of Rosrybolovstvo, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, as well as to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, will start in November-December period of 2019. The sailing vessels will put to sea from Vladivostok, Kronstadt and Kaliningrad. The barque Sedov and the training frigate Pallada are to sail around the world, while the barque Kruzenshtern is going to make a transatlantic crossing. The route of the training sailing vessels is partly repeating the voyage of the expedition of F. Bellingshausen and M. Lazarev. During the voyage the three ships are going to sail 100 thousand nautical miles. The voyage will be finished at the end of 2020.