01.10.2019

Frigate Pallada left the dock

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Dock repairs have already been finished on the training sailing vessel Pallada. She has made a passage to Pospelov Cape (on Russky island) to continue her preparations for a round-the-world expedition timed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian seafarers and the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
During the dock repair full range of hull works was carried out: the hull got free from rust and fouling, it was chipped to metal, covered with a primer and coated with five layers of special paint. New equipment was installed in the galley. All three engines were presented disassembled. A large amount of work was made in the double-bottom space and ballast tanks, all three masts were repaired, mooring and anchor devices were overhauled, deck maintenace was carried out alongside with renovation of accommodation and working spaces.

In the nearest future, the crew of the Pallada will have to equip the masts with yards, fit the standing rigging, get the sails ready, set the running rigging, assemble and test the engines and conduct mooring tests.

According to the plan 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 training frigate Pallada is leaving for her third round-the-world expedition on November 1, and returning to her home port of Vladivostok on June 9, 2020.

Two more Rosrybolovstvo's vessels - the Sedov and the Kruzenshtern are also getting ready to take part in the round-the-world expedition devoted to the feat of Russian seafarers.