the decision was taken at a meeting of the organizing Committee of the expedition around the world training sailing ships of the Agency, which was held yesterday under the chairmanship of the Minister of agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev. “To steer the barque “Sedov” from Vladivostok to the port of Kaliningrad on the Northern sea route”, – said in the official report of the organizing Committee.
Recall: round the world expedition, which is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Faddey Bellinsgauzen and Mikhail Lazarev, attended three training sailing ship of the Agency – “Pallada”, “Sedov” and “Kruzenshtern”. The first stage of the expedition, as we previously reported, was completed on 3 June in the port of Vladivostok. Owned by far Eastern state technical fisheries University the frigate “Pallada” has fulfilled its task. “Kruzenshtern” has done a return journey from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, the southern route via the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
And “Sedov” to complete the circumnavigation on the Arctic variant. As part of the anniversary expedition he was already at sea 179 days and overcome 23 thousand nautical miles. Arctic the transition is scheduled for August-November.
As noted in the organizing Committee, the completion of the expedition the passage of the barque “Sedov” the Northern sea route will be of great symbolic as well as practical effect. “The transition of the ships of this class on this route is unparalleled in history. The cadets of educational institutions of Federal Agency for fishery, the practice of passing on the sailing ship “Sedov” will be able to enjoy a unique experience sailing in the far North, which will be needed in their future professional activity”, – stated in the message.
If you do not intervene unforeseen circumstances, August 18, 2020, the sailboat will depart from Vladivostok at plentywood and further to the West. “At the planning stage was a detailed assessment of the safety for the ship and crew. Body constructions comply with the ice reinforcement according to the requirements of the Russian Maritime register of shipping”, – reports the Agency.
go directly at the Northern sea route expect to spend in areas free of ice. Navigation on the route will carry out the administration of the Northern sea route, involving, as necessary, support vessels, and in case of difficult ice conditions provided the use of intermediate ports EN route.