On December 03, the ceremony of handing over the Orthodox relic to the crew of the cargo-passenger ferry "Admiral Nevelskoy"
Nevsky Shipyard together with the Charity Fund "Prityazeniye" held a charity event to donate an Orthodox shrine to the captain and crew of a cargo-passenger ferry of project PV22
In a solemn atmosphere, the vessel's crew was handed over the icon of St. Nicholas - the patron saint of sailors.
Sailors with many years of experience admit that they do not go out to sea without prayer, and they always take with them the icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
The tradition of presenting the crew with an icon of the heavenly patron saint of sailors was laid down during the time of Emperor Peter the Great.
The vessel is designed to transport 146 passengers, general cargo, containers (including refrigerated) and cars between Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands and is equipped with a cargo crane with the ability to perform cargo operations on an unequipped shore.
The vessel was given the name “Admiral Nevelskoy”
Gennady Nevelskoy (November 23 (December 5), 1813, Drakino, Kostroma province - April 17 (29), 1876, St. Petersburg) - Russian admiral (1874), researcher of the Far East, founder of the city of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur. He proved that the mouth of the Amur River is accessible for sea vessels and that Sakhalin is an island.