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The cadets of the F.F. Ushakov returned to Kaliningrad after completing a long-distance navigational cruise on the Smolny training ship.

In accordance with the plan approved by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, from 03 to 22 October 2020, cadets of the F.F. Ushakov took part in the long-distance navigational cruise of the Smolny training ship around Europe .. During the practice, more than 100 cadets on the Smolny training ship covered about 6000 nautical miles in 21 sailing days. At this stage of the navigator’s voyage, the ship passed the route Sevastopol – Mediterranean Sea – Atlantic Ocean – Baltiysk, and also made a two-day business call at the Greek port of Thessaloniki.

After completing the task of carrying 25 navigational navigational watches during the cruise, the cadets mastered the basic methods of navigation and solving navigational problems in preparation for independently maintaining a navigational watch while sailing in the open sea, near the coast, as well as when crossing the Bosphorus, Dardanelles, Gibraltar, La -Manche, Pas-de-Calais, as well as the Baltic straits.

During their stay at sea, the cadets of the F.F. Ushakov, they practiced in determining the location of the ship in various ways, including astronomically, mastered the time and weather services, studied the maritime theater along the route, duplicated the duties of the ship’s officer in charge, helmsman on duty and signalmen, prepared and produced a report on the reconnaissance situation on a daily basis.

In addition, the future officers practically worked out the initial damage control measures at the training complex of the Smolny training ship.

The trip allowed young sailors to develop reliable moral and strong-willed qualities, to pass hardening by sea in difficult conditions, to acquire practical skills in the performance of official duties.

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