• 2019 March 29 09:39

    Russia’s tall ships to undertake around-the-world expedition dedicated to 200th anniversary of discovery of Antarctic by Bellingshausen-Lazarev expedition

    Dmitry Medvedev has signed a Government Directive on an around-the-world expedition by Russia’s tall ships dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic by the Bellingshausen-Lazarev expedition, says press center of RF Government.

    The year 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic by the expedition led by Fabian Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev. In honour of this event, plans are now underway to organise an around-the-world expedition of the tall ships Pallada, Sedov and Krusenstern in 2019-2020.

    The south polar expedition consisting of two sloops-of-war, the Vostok, commanded by Fabian Bellingshausen, and the Mirny, commanded by Mikhail Lazarev, left Kronstadt in 1819 and discovered the Antarctic on 28 January 1820. In 1821, the ships returned to Kronstadt. They stayed at sea for 751 days and covered over 92,000 km. In addition to the Antarctic, the expedition discovered 29 islands and one coral reef. The Russian sailors conducted scientific research, including oceanographic research.  

    The signed directive endorses an around-the-world expedition of the tall ships Pallada, Sedov and Krusenstern, which belong to the Federal Agency for Fishery, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic by the Bellingshausen-Lazarev expedition.

    The expedition is planned to start at the end of 2019 when the ships set sail from their respective ports: the Pallada from Vladivostok, the Sedov from Kronstadt and the Krusenstern from Kaliningrad. Thus, the expedition will consist of the Sedov and the Pallada sailing around the world and the Krusenstern taking a transatlantic voyage. Most of the places and ports the ships will call on were discovered by the Russians during their expeditions around the world.

    Milestone events during the expedition will be the meetings of the three ships in the Atlantic Ocean on the Ushuaia (Argentina)-Cape Town (South Africa) leg, in the area of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (the UK), where the Pallada’s itinerary will reach its nearest point to the Antarctic.

    The Pallada’s voyage will start in Vladivostok in November 2019 and last until June 2020. The ship’s goal is to approach the Antarctic as close as possible.

    The Sedov’s voyage will start in Kronstadt in December 2019 and will be over in Kaliningrad in December 2020. This ship’s goal is to carry out a transatlantic passage to the appointed place and then sail together with the Pallada frigate, after which it will continue solo sailing. After the leg dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic (as far as the port of Cape Town in South Africa) the ship will start the second stage of the expedition dedicated to the 75thanniversary of victory in WWII. The Sedov will sail across the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Reaching the Atlantic Ocean through the Panama Canal, it will continue sailing with the aim of visiting places associated with the most important events of WWII.

    The Krusenstern’s voyage will start in Kaliningrad in December 2019 and will come to an end in September 2020. The ship’s task is to carry out a transatlantic passage to the appointed meeting place and then sail together with the Pallada. It will continue alone to the Black Sea and call on the Russian ports of Sevastopol, Novorossiysk, Yalta and Sochi. After completing the first stage of the expedition and meeting with the other two tall ships near the island of South Georgia (the UK), the Krusenstern will continue its voyage dedicated to the 75th anniversary of victory in WWII, calling on the ports of hero-cities, cities of military glory and European ports with memorials to those who perished in the war against Nazism.

    Photo exhibitions dedicated to commemorative dates in Russian history will be arranged aboard the tall ships during the expedition. There will also be meetings with representatives of the foreign public and Russians living abroad.

    A special organising committee will oversee preparing for and carrying out of the expedition.




2019 November 14

18:19 French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe inaugurates CEVA Logistics’ new headquarters in Marseille
18:00 Boosting handling of cargo bound for Arctic considered as strategic development vector of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
17:41 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 5.92 million tonnes of cargo in 10M'2019, down 5.1% Y-o-Y
17:20 Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel work together on the development of a CCUS project in the North Sea Canal area
16:49 Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan orders third Fast Crew Supplier this year to support offshore wind ambitions
16:36 Main engines loaded onto second serial ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
16:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:59 Yevgeny Savkin appointed as General Director of Novyie Kommunalnyie Tehnologii in Ust-Luga port
15:15 The ICS and ECSA call for immediate and effective intervention after yet another attack in the Gulf of Guinea
15:12 Restoration of 90 year old Amsterdam bridge by Niron Staal
14:43 Expert forecasts scrubbers to consume some 600,000 barrels of heavy fuel per day in 2020
14:14 Norway boosts IMO's GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
13:32 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 630 million in development in 9M’19, up 53% YoY
13:11 MOL earns AIP for design of bow wind-shield, ultra-large containership
12:30 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
11:23 Aleksey Rykovanov appointed as General Director of Murmansk Commercial Seaport
11:01 Arista Shipping starts the path to smart shipping operations with an ocean data agreement with ABS
10:39 RF Government supports expansion of Murmansk Transport Hub capacity to 65 million tonnes by 2035
10:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 14
10:02 WesCom Signal and Rescue goes green at METSTRADE 2019
09:38 Three new Damen FCS Patrol vessels for SR Platforms achieve major milestones in a single week
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.58% to $62.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.72% to $57.53
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points

2019 November 13

18:07 LR and Seabury Maritime partner to tackle OPEX and CAPEX challenges
17:55 Gasum acquires AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG
17:36 Rolls-Royce and luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker sign frame agreement for MTU engines
17:18 Next-generation controller platform ‘Triton’ successfully passes TAT in Japan using latest ME-engine control system
17:04 LNG market expectations will be framed at the 6th International LNG Congress
16:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 9.34 million tonnes
16:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1 million tonnes
16:03 MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
15:29 Innovative solutions for remote inspection: RINA and Kiber team up
15:03 Klaveness to focus their Dry Bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment
14:57 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Oct'2019 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 16.15 million tonnes
14:16 HHLA reports 4% growth in container volume to 5.7 million TEUs, revenue up 8.3% to 1 bn euros in Jan-Sept, 2019
13:33 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Oct’2019 grew by 17% Y-o-Y to 51.84 million tonnes
13:12 Ten ports in the Nordic Region agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management
13:12 Cargo traffic in Ob-Irtysh Basin slightly down to 7.7 million tonnes
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 87.49 million tonnes of cargo in 10M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
12:24 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 10M'2019 grew by 2% to 50.00 million tonnes
12:00 EIB agrees to provide EUR 140 million to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus
11:57 MPC Capital acquires stake in tanker specialist Albis Shipping & Transport
11:33 Port of Southampton welcomes MSC Grandiosa on her UK launch
11:08 Net profit of Commercial Port of Vladivostok for 9M’19 totaled RUB 4.64 billion, up 38.7% YoY
10:17 Port of San Diego to add seven alternative fuel vehicles to its work fleet
10:16 Environmental legislation on maritime transport will be reformed – focus on waste management
09:50 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.37% to $61.83, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $56.61
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 13
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,354 points

2019 November 12

18:06 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from China to Middle East including Red Sea
17:51 Admiral Makarov SUMIS participates in the international investigative project on oil spill response
17:36 Black Bear Carbon announces Port of Rotterdam as preferred location for new rCB plant in The Netherlands
17:20 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M'2019 grew by 3.2% to 701.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
17:06 MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to proceed with the deepwater FPSO charter project for Búzios field of Brazilian offshore pre-salt oil field
17:05 Peninsula Petroleum Group says is ready for IMO 2020
16:38 Metrans receives the first of ten new Vectron locomotives
15:59 New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters
15:31 Diesel submarine of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet participates in exercised in the Sea of Japan