Sergeev Boris Vasilyevich
Born in Leningrad in the family of a teacher. During
the war the family was evacuated to the Novgorod region, returned
to Leningrad in 1945. In
1950 Sergeev entered the Kirov Plant as an electrician apprentice,
continuing his studies at the school for working youth. Then
work at a telephone hub, and after finishing a ten-year study at the
Leningrad Naval School at the Navigation Department. Production
activities of Sergeyev-Sailor began in the Leningrad commercial port
in the position of the third navigator of the icebreaking tug
In February 1959 Sergeev, at his own request, transferred to the
Hydrographic Enterprise of the Ministry of the
Navy and was seconded to the Pevek
pilgrim expedition as
the second navigator. Then
there was the Tiksi hydrobase,
where he worked as the third assistant captain on the hydrographic
vessel "Lag", and then on the same "Lag" in the Nordvik
pilot-hydrographic expedition. Sergeyev
perfectly studied the conditions of navigation both in the open sea
and in a peculiar river-sea zone. He
gradually passed the positions of the third and second navigator,
and in 1966, going to the Providench hydro base, headed the
hydrographic ship "Horizon", becoming the youngest captain in Polar
had the natural talent of a sailor, before him opened wide
professional horizons. The
experience he gained in the process of practical navigational work,
the young captain supported with theoretical knowledge in the
correspondence department of the Vladivostok Higher Naval School. It
is no coincidence that soon he was entrusted with the leadership of
the newest hydrographic vessel "Stepan Malygin", built in Finland.
Sergeyev’s talent as a sailor was combined with excellent
knowledge of the specifics of hydrographic work, the implementation
of which often required taking risks, but the risk was justified and
supported by high navigational skills.
Not once did he come out of his most difficult
situations with honor, but, as often happens, he absurdly died in
the seemingly simplest safest situation. While
on vacation, Sergeev drowned in Lake Seliger. Here
is how it was.
Together with their father, they were transporting something on
the lake in a motorboat.
The son drove the engine, and the father sat on the nose.
Appointment distance from the shore motor stalled.
Boris Vasilievich began to find out what the matter was, and
suddenly the motor suddenly started.
The boat abruptly rushed from the place, and Boris Vasilyevich
My father either lost his life, or felt sick, could not go to the
stern and stop the movement.
The boat at high speed carried away from the scene of the
Boris Vasilyevich in the icy water floated to the shore and did
not reach him a few meters - the heart
He was buried at the Theological
into the Khatanga Bay. The
name was assigned by the Commission on Geographical Names of the
State Enterprise of the
Ministry of the Navy and approved by the decision of
the Krasnoyarsk Regional Executive Committee of April 28, 1976.