23.03.2020 Rosrybolovstvo

Pallada has sailed into the Indian Ocean

The STS Pallada has rounded Cape Agulhas also known as the Cape of the Needles. It is the geographic southern tip of the African continent and the beginning of the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
The frigate left Cape Town on March 19. She is heading for Mauritius. The Pallada passed the maritime boundary of the two oceans in full sail.

Pallada's Master Nikolay Zorchenko congratulated the crew on this historic moment. "This is the third ocean (after the Pacific and Atlantic), which we are crossing during the expedition, I find it to be a landmark event. I hope that this passage will be easier than our Atlantic trip clouded with severe weather, " said the Master.

The Pallada has already sailed more than 17.5 thousand nautical miles from Vladivostok to South Africa. She has covered 24% of distance (4,155 nautical miles) under sail. The frigate is scheduled to call at Port Louis (Mauritius) on April 6.

The guys are enjoying the calm sea and warm weather now after severe weather experienced in Antarctic latitudes of the Atlantic. Now it is a high time to change their overalls to tropical uniform.

Pallada's round-the-world expedition is going on...

Text by Olga Shchedrova
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