26 february 2020 year
Memorial day of legendary Anna Schetinina

Today, February 26th, we celebrate the 112th birthday of the legendary Anna Schetinina, the first woman in the world to be a long-distance captain who worked at the G.I. Nevelskoy MSU for many years. Anna Ivanovna will always serve as an example of perseverance and willpower in achieving the goal for young sailors. After graduating from the Navigation Department of the Nautical College in Vladivostok, A.I. Shchetinina was sent to Kamchatka, where she began her career as a simple sailor, at 24 she was a navigator, at 27 she was a captain, in just six years of work. In 1935 she became famous all over the world for her first voyage, passing the Chavycha cargo ship from Hamburg through Odessa and Singapore to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 1938, Anna Ivanovna was instructed to create the Vladivostok fishing port from scratch, when she was just 30 years old! She also coped with this task brilliantly, in just six months. At the same time, Anna Ivanovna entered the Institute of Water Transport in Leningrad, successfully completing its 4-year program in 2.5 years. Anna met the war in the Baltic, where under bombing the ship under her command made voyages with evacuated residents of Tallinn and transported strategic cargoes for the needs of the front. There are many glorious deeds done by Anna Schetinina. She commanded large ocean liners and first taught in Leningrad at the Higher Marine Engineering School, then was the dean of the Navigation Faculty at the G.I. Nevelskoy Far Eastern Higher Marine Engineering School in Vladivostok. She trained more than one generation of captains who still remember her lessons. A.I. Shchetinina occupies a special place in the gallery of fame of the Maritime University. A.I. Shchetinina (1908 - 1999) was the first woman in the world to become a sea captain. She was awarded high awards and honorary titles for her outstanding merit and invaluable contribution to the development of domestic maritime transport and maritime education. The cape in the water area of Vladivostok, the street and the square are named after her.

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26 february 2020 year