The crews of the STS Kruzenshtern and Pallada at the port of Ushuaia took part in official events with the participation of Dmitry Feoktistov (the Russian Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Argentina).
During the stay at the port the ship will replenish fuel and food supplies, and the crew members and cadets will rest from a long passage, walk around the city and get acquainted with its must-visit places.
On January 9, at 19:40 ship’s time, the barque Kruzenshtern safely crossed the equator. The day of crossing the Equator is called the Day of Neptune. Hardcore seafarers made a theatrical performance to leave a good memory of this significant event.
For two days the Kruzenshtern was making her way to the English Channel from the North Sea. She had to overcome strong wind. Sometimes her speed dropped to 1 knot. Both main engines had a hard time. When the conditions became more or less favourable the ship got to Pas de Calais.