06.05.2020

Interview with Pallada's cadets

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The guys shared their impressions of the practice on the Pallada.
Oleg Tyukin a navigational cadet of the Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University (FESTFU):

The greatest impression is the port cities which we visited. It was also amazing to cross three oceans at once (Pacific, Atlantic and Indian).

Denis Gnilozub — a navigational cadet of Kamchatka State Technical University:

Working aloft and "all hands on deck" trainings leave strongest impression. It was a breathtaking experience.

Mikhail Nikolenko — a refrigeration cadet of FESTFU college:

I like everything related to my future profession: watches in the engine room, work under supervision of refrigeration engineer and taking over some useful tips from him.

Grigoriy Kholodkov — a navigational cadet of Kamchatka State Technical University:

Everyone was afraid of difficulties we might face but actually there is nothing to fear. Moreover, we have a lot of free time on board and I do like it.

Yaroslav Sheptor – a navigational cadet of FESTFU:

I absolutely liked the regatta of the three tall ships: Pallada, Sedov and Kruzenshtern. I felt the spirit of brotherhood on board. All of us (the whole crew and cadets) were working as one team united by a common goal. Everyone was ready to give each other a helping hand and I really appreciated it.

Alexey Moskvich — a navigational cadet of Vladivostok Maritime Fishing College:

During my practice on the Pallada, I realized that I am up to this profession and I would like to get into navigation.

Ivan Nekrasov — an electrical engineering cadet of FESTFU:

I liked the ports we visited and I cannot forget three stormy days in the Atlantic. Actually I have a myriad of vivid impressions.

Dmitriy Krayev — a refrigeration cadet of Kamchatka State Technical University:

I enjoyed three days in the Atlantic. They were really memorable.

Ivan Aliyev — an engineering cadet of FESTFU college:

I remember the storms. And, of course, watches in the engine room as it is a good practice of my future profession.

Maxim Mordan —a navigational cadet of Vladivostok Maritime Fishing College:

I like climbing to the upper yards and enjoy uninterrupted sea views. The most complicated thing is monotony of life on board but one can get used to it.

Interviewed by Evgeniya Romanenko
Photos by Evgeniya Romanenko