Sail training ship Kruzenshtern part in the festival hosted by the port of Antwerp (photo)
On July 7-10, the crew and the cadets of the sail training ship Kruzenshtern were taking part in the festival hosted by the port of Antwerp, says the press center of the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy (Kaliningrad).
The Kruzenshtern moored in the very center of Antwerp on July. Apart from the four-masted barque Kruzenshtern the festival featured other tall ships – Mir (Russia), Dar Młodzieży (Poland), Cuauhtemoc (Mexico), Christian Radich and Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway), as well as numerous yachts and small sailing ships.
The crew of the Kruzenshtern took part in different sport competitions and parade of the crews.
Throughout her stay in Antwerp the ship was open for public and was visited by 6,450 citizens and guests of Antwerp.
The four-masted tall ship was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany and named after the Italian city the Padua. She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern (1770–1846). The sail training ship is homeported in Kaliningrad. The ship is owned by the Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy (State Technical University of Kaliningrad). The famous four-masted barque Kruzenshtern is Russia’s second largest tall ship after the Sedov. The ship’s length is 114.5 m, breadth — 14.04 m, depth — 8.48 m, displacement - 6,400 t, total sail area - 3,400 sqm.