Tahiti, the largest island in the Windward group, is just about 100 nautical miles away. Intensive pre-arrival works were carried out throughout the vessel— in the engine room, on the masts, on the deck and even overboard. Some cadets were working overboard in bosun's chairs. They were wiping portholes when sharks appeared below. The sharks were moving along the sides of the ship in search of lunch. None of cadets was frightened.
Photo: By Kirill Umrikhin and Andrey Zheludkin (TSS Pallada)
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