19.03.2020

Pallada and Sedov met at the southernmost port of Africa

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The STS Pallada and Sedov got moored at Cape Town on 16 and 17 March 2020. The vessels follow the route of the round-the-world expedition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian seafarers and the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism.
Official events were held on board, and the sailing ships were visited by acting Consul General of the Russian Federation in Cape Town Mr. Yevgeniy Kosenkov, Military attache of the Russian Embassy in South Africa Mr. Vyacheslav Osipov and Cape Town Russian diaspora representatives.

The delegation visited the Pallada first. Mst Nikolay Zorchenko made a tour of the vessel and told about the mission of Rosrybolovstvo sailing fleet. The key task of the expedition is to remind the world of the great geographical discoveries,heroism of the Soviet people and traditions of Russian navigation. Later the delegation moved to the Sedov moored just a few meters away.

After lunch the Masters agreed on having sports competions between their cadets. The berth was used as a sport field for tug of war competitions. Finally, the team of the Sedov won. The barque's Master, Yevgeny Romashkin presented commemorative medals and prizes to the participants. The crews agreed on the next meeting in Mauritius.

Photos by Eugeniya Romanenko, Vasiliy Semdianov
Text by Olga Shchedrova


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