On the first Sunday of July, the workers of sea and river fleet celebrated their professional holiday. In 2012 Day of workers of sea and river fleet falls on 1 July.

Profession sailor always been shrouded in an aura of romance: the boundless sea, salty air of freedom, trips to exotic countries. Many people the sea beckoned since childhood: perhaps, in every yard there is a boy who dreams to become a brave sea captain.

Before the ships were almost the only form of transport that allowed travel to distant lands, separated by a water obstacle (no wonder these countries are called overseas). The UK was one of the most influential States due to its fleet which has enabled her to acquire a large number of colonies on other continents and gain status Queen of the seas .

Now on another continent can be reached by plane, but still sea and river transport remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. allowing to deliver goods to any corners of the country and implement international trade, and its role as a passenger transport still remains significant. And much of the credit for this belongs to many generations of employees of the Navy who have devoted their life to working in this industry.

The history of the Russian Navy starts at the end of the XVII century, when the shipyard of Voronezh Admiralty were built the first ships for the siege of the Turkish fortress of Azov. This was the first in the history of Russian regular Navy. Navy day is celebrated since 1939, but the Day of workers of sea and river fleet was established much later, in 1980, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR "On holidays and memorable days".

If among your friends there are seamen or sailors of any Navy (merchant, passenger, icebreaker), repairers or dockers — in short, people of all professions, whose activity is somehow connected with the sea or the river fleet — don't forget to congratulate them on their professional holiday. They are not only very romantic but also very difficult, and you can't leave them without sincere congratulations.

Congratulations with the Day of workers of sea and river fleet

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You water furrow
You are the pride and power of the country!
Let it happen, what you want,
The fireworks are in your honor!

Let you always blowing in the wind,
And the sea will meet a light wave,
Let happy with the progress you kids
Bypass the failure side!

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For you, water is its own element,
And deck — your own trail.
You see, from God you are,
And it is, therefore, destiny.

Let neither rain, nor storm, nor wind
Paths-roads do not sweep
And the sun of happiness shines
And enjoy the work.

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You surf hunting
The sea, rivers of all countries.
Workers Day Navy
You, sailor, captain!

The ocean let the frantic,
Or calm, gentle breeze,
You are carrying tourists
Coal, fruit and rice.

River rigging
Or in a long journey
You even more fun
On earth to find!

No salted miles
Account, flights, ports.
And seven feet under the keel
Once again we wish you!

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When you read in childhood Kipling and Verne,
I was buddies with their heroes, I guess.
Manila you romance of the seas,
Dreamed to become an adult as quickly as possible,

To sail the ocean,
From cabin boy to grow up to captain
To the sea forever the fate of the tie,
Fleet glory multiply.

Boasts a fleet of brave guys
The military and the civilian courts
Though the different from them,
You — the sailors on those on the other.

In his heart became sailors
The fate connected with rivers, seas.
Your work for us, and important and large —
These characters, not from books.