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The cadet practice on the Mir sailboat solemnly ended on the Constitution Day of the Russian Federation

The cadet practice on the Mir sailboat solemnly ended on the Constitution Day of the Russian Federation

On the fastest frigate on the planet, the Mir sailing training vessel, a sailing practice ended on the Constitution Day of the Russian Federation. The solemn closing ceremony took place on December 12, 2022 at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (SUMIS) and was attended by Acting Director of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch Alexander Strelnikov. The Head of the branch congratulated the cadets on the successful completion of the practice, telling the young personnel of the maritime industry about the prospects of working at the enterprise.

For 186 days on board the training vessel, more than 350 cadets of SUMIS, SUMIS College, the Voronin Arctic Maritime Institute and the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov have passed the internship. During this time, the Mir sailing boat has covered more than 11,000 nautical miles.

The latest shift, the third one, lasted 62 days: from October 12 to December 12. During the first month, 115 cadets practiced skills in the Baltic Sea. Since mid-November, due to the deterioration of weather conditions and for the safety of navigation, the practice was held at the pier.

On December 1, the Mir sailing boat celebrated its 35th anniversary. During the solemn formation of cadets on board, the management of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch congratulated the vessel's staff on the anniversary and presented the frigate's captain Andrey Orlov with a commemorative plaque with the image of the Mir sailing training vessel. The celebration of the anniversary was attended by Alexander Volkov, captain of the seaport Bit Port of Saint Petersburg, and Peter Parinov, Head of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Administration of Seaports of the Baltic Sea”. During the congratulatory speech, the invited guests noted that thanks to the practice at the Mir sailing training vessel, cadets have a unique opportunity to test themselves for strength and really understand whether young specialists are ready to work at sea.

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The Mir sailing training boat is a three-masted training ship (“frigate” according to the accepted classification of training vessels or “ship” according to sailing armament – a vessel with full sailing armament). The vessel was built in 1987 at the Gdansk shipyard Stocznia Gdanska.

Today, cadets of higher maritime educational institutions of our country undergo navigation practice on a sailing boat. The continuity of their education is ensured by the appropriate equipment of the vessel, which has classrooms and cabins for teachers, and the crew of the sailing boat can always assist in the selection of material for course and diploma projects.