Sailyard works have been finished on the Pallada

The crew of the training sailing vessel has finished sailyard works while preparing for the round-the-world expedition 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.

Sailyard works, running rigging and standing riggning services have been finished in the beginning of August. All 15 yards were removed from the masts for troubleshooting, repair and maintenance. The paint was cleaned from yards surface, and the thickness of the metal was checked, welding works were carried out, frame blocks and rollers were changed. According to the technical regulations, this procedure is usually performed every ten years. The renewed yards have already been installed in the regular places.

In the nearest future, the crew of the Pallada and the cadets of FESTFU will set and lace the sails.

The shore gang and the crew have been assembling main engines, auxiliary diesel generator and main diesel No. 1 and No. 2.

Upon completion of all works mooring tests are to be carried out. According to the plan the vessel will be presented to representatives of the far Eastern branch of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Sea port Administration and ISM inspection.

During the 27,120 nautical mile voyage the Pallada will call at 9 foreign ports, including Apia, Papeete, Valparaiso, Ushuaia, Cape town, Port Louis, Singapore, Moire and Nagasaki.

Totally 100 cadets from FESTFU, Kamchatka State Technical University, the Far Eastern Nautical School and Vladivostok Marine Fishing College and cabin boy will take sea practice on Board of the vessel.  Foreign trainees will join them as well.

The voyage will last 222 days including 195 days at sea.