10 How Do Russian Seamen Live?

How Do Russian Seamen Live?

Posted on June 15, 2011 by kulichik

Over the history of its existence the Russian merchant fleet has seen the moments of boom and decline.  Still, many seamen are sure that their profession is the only right choice they could make.

The motor vessel is alongside at the port of Rostov-on-Don.  What you see is not siding but enforcement ribs as the walls of the construction are made of metal.


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10 Responses to “How Do Russian Seamen Live?”

  1. testicules says:

    Wow. It lookslike the merchant marine of Russia is falling apart. I don’t think I would sail in blue water with any of those vessels. Salt water will wreck any ship. But these ships have been seriously neglected. And the cake looked sick.

    BTW: was that an Iowa class battleship in the mix?

    • EnglishBob says:

      I’ve served on worse, but they’re usually on their final voyage to some breaker’s.

      BTW, it looks nothing like an Iowa class, notice the fo’csle, bridge and stern as well as the lack of the primary armament and general scale. Also, the Iowa class is retired with only one seaworthy vessel remaining and it certainly wouldn’t be in these waters.

    • Jeff Pigden says:

      Not unless you got one through the Dardanelles

      • testicules says:

        The black and white picture(about six images down) with the fortified island, doesn’t have a battleship in the background? I guess I should keep the vodka out of my captain crunch.

  2. Musa says:

    It’s a hard life being a merchant marine, but they do get to travel and are usually surrounded by other men most of the time. So if you like to travel and be surrounded by other mens, you would probably like it.

  3. Mizz... (A) says:

    Think the owl means luck on the travel!

  4. Nikolai says:

    hehe, rusty wessels

  5. oldeafcoot says:

    The fortified island with the battleship in the background is Fort Drum, an abandoned U.S. military establishment in Manila harbor, Philippines

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