The Russian sail training ship Nadezhda paid official visits to Shanghai and Sakaiminato as part of the training journey across the Pacific.
VLADIVOSTOK. October 27. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The Russian sail training ship Nadezhda, owned by the Nevelskoy Maritime State University, is heading back home to Vladivostok after a months-long training journey across the Pacific.
During the journey, the sail vessel paid official visits to Shanghai, China, and Sakaiminato, Japan, a Nevelskoy Maritime State University’s spokesman told the Vostok-Media. The training journey was launched as part of the Young Captains of the World Ocean festival which is held among the maritime universities and colleges of the Pacific Rim.
In Shanghai the Nadezhda served as a part of the Russian pavilion at the World Expo 2010. On June 12, the ship’s crew and students staged some festive events in the Chinese city to mark Russia Day, at which they showcased Vladivostok as the host city of the APEC 2012 forum.
Upon leaving China, the sail ship set a course for the Japanese port city of Sakai, Tottori prefecture, where the Nevelskoy Maritime State University students held a host of meetings with their counterparts from Sakaiminato.