Pallada and Sedov met at the entrance to the Strait of Malacca

On Sunday morning, the crew of the drifting Pallada saw another Rosrybolovstvo sailing vessel in vicinity. It was the Sedov approaching the frigate. Both vessels are going to continue their round–the-world expedition together. They will proceed to Vladivostok via Singapore.
After lunch, guests from the Sedov arrived on board of the Pallada. Pallada's Master Nikolay Zorchenko and Sedov's Chief Officer Pavel Starostin had a briefing on the route and general condition of the ships. Mst Zorchenko also told CO Pavel Starostin about his capitancy on the Sedov during 2012-2013 circumnavigation and recollected some funny episodes.

The next day, there was a return visit of Pallada's top officers to the Sedov. The Masters agreed on further actions and maneuvering while sailing to the Strait of Malacca. The vessels will be accompanied by the Russian Naval Fleet auxiliary force tug Kalar, which has already approached the rendez-vous area.

Mst Zorchenko made a round of the barque, greeted the crew, checked the deck boards replaced during his captaincy and asked the cadets about their impressions and plans.

On April, 28 the Pallada and Sedov are setting off for Singapore, estimated time of arrival to this world's second-busiest port is May 4, 2020.

Text by Olga Shchedrova
Photo by Evgeniy Romanenko

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