Russian barque Sedov sailed up in Bremerhaven

26.10.2015

Sailing training ship Sedov had been navigating in the river Wezer in Northwestern Germany 5 hours before the ship sailed into the port of Bremerhaven.

The barque Sedov moored in the fisheries harbour of Bremerhaven. So Russian ship comes to Germany from Monaco. The distance of this marine passage was 2470 nautical miles.

The crew should perform preliminary service of ship's diesel engine in the German port. The crew has nearly two weeks to reach this purpose. By the way stocks of food, diesel fuel, freshwater will be updated.

In two weeks STS Sedov will set sail to the Russian shores of the Baltic Sea. The barque will head for Kaliningrad. Sedov's 2015 sailing training navigation programme will be performed by coming in Kaliningrad region on 16 November.

There, in Kaliningrad region, STS Sedov will be under repair until beginning of next voyages in 2016. The ship won't start navigation next year until the barque has been repaired in February – March.

Follow on STS Sedov's track here.

About STS Sedov

The Sedov, originally named the Magdalene Vinnen II, was launched in Kiel, Germany, in 1921 at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft for the shipping company F. A. Vinnen & Co. of Bremen, one of the largest German shipping companies at the beginning of the 20th century.

She came under Russian state ownership after the surrender of Germany, on December 20, 1945, the British handed over the ship to the Soviet Union as war reparation. In the Soviet Union, she was converted into a sail training vessel of the Soviet Navy.

In 1991, the barque was handed over to Murmansk State Technical University and new generations of future navigating officers, ship engineers, radio operators had their training on its board. The "Sedov" was entered into the "Guinness Book of Records" as the world's biggest sailing tall ship for training cadets.

2012-2013 Sedov’s first circumnavigation was devoted to the 1150th anniversary of the Russia's statehood and the history of Great Russian geographical discoveries. The trip had started in Saint Petersburg. The route of the barque Sedov included European, Asian, African and American ports that were connected with names of famous Russian seafarers and explorers. Sedov crossed four Oceans, called at ports on four continents. Sedov overcame more than 45 thousand nautical miles.

Totally Sedov left behind the stern distance 500 000 nautical miles that is similar to the roundtrip from the Earth to the Moon.

STS Sedov is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest sailing training ship.

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