5 марта 2021 года
March 5 is the day of the organization of nautical and higher maritime schools

Dear colleagues, employees, cadets and students of the Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University! Today marks 77 years since by the order of the People`s Commissar of the USSR Merchant Marine, nautical and higher maritime schools were established. In 1943, the People`s Commissar of the USSR Merchant Marine P.P. Shirshov - Hero of the Soviet Union and world famous polar scientist - received from the government the task of creating a commission to study the domestic and international experience of maritime education, generalize it and prepare proposals for the reorganization of maritime and water education in the USSR. On March 5, 1944, the Resolution of the State Defense Committee No. 5311 `On measures for the training of command personnel of the navy` was issued. Thus, higher maritime schools with training programs for reserve officers of the Navy, taking into account the experience of the Great Patriotic War at sea and in order to radically improve the training of command personnel for the navy were established. The paramilitary order taught the cadets to accuracy, endurance and bearing, self-discipline and responsibility. Over the past 77 years, this training system for the merchant marine has fully justified itself. The festive date - March 5, 1944 - is a milestone in the system of maritime education in our country: it connects the fates of people involved in the Russian maritime industry, who, without any exaggeration, are its past, present and future. I congratulate the university staff on this holiday and wish you further success in training maritime specialists for the transport industry of the Far East and the country.

D.V. Burov, Rector of ANMSU

5 марта 2021 года