Russian sailing ship Pallada to call at Honolulu

10.09.2011 09:38:47 (GMT+12)

The Russian sailing ship, Pallada, is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu on September 12, its seventh port of call during an international trans-Pacific expedition, a spokesperson for the ship’s owner said. The Pallada is owned by Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University.  

The ship will, as usual, receive visitors and local residents during her three-day stay in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. Visitors can take a guided tour of the tall ship and will also see two exhibitions dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Yury Gagarin’s space flight and the 270th anniversary of discovering Russian America.

The ship’s crew and the 100-plus cadets from the Primorye and Kamchatka territories sailing onboard her will tour Honolulu. They also plan to visit Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam, a combined U.S. navy/air force base, and will lay wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial.  

On September 14, the Pallada will sail from Honolulu and resume her ocean voyage.

The frigate Pallada was built in Gdansk, Poland, in 1989, and the Russian flag was hoisted aboard her July 4, 1989. She has sailed the seven seas for 12 years and has visited 101 ports in 35 countries. This tall ship is listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest sailing ship with a maximum speed of more than 18 knots.