Probably no man in the world who have not looked at a with delight in blue, bottomless seas, hoping someday to go to the white liner on an exciting journey. It is no coincidence profession sailor surrounded by such a romantic aura, and every boy dreams of becoming a sea captain.
Workers holiday of sea and river fleet is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of July to the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR October 1 1980 N 3018-X "On holidays and memorial days", as amended by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR November 1 1988 N 9724-XI « Amendments to the legislation of the USSR on holidays and memorial days. "
Insignia in the USSR "Excellence in socialist competition river fleet "Sea and river transport — one of the key sectors of the economy, and in this great achievement of many generations have dedicated their lives to easy work of the Sea, forever linked their fate and the fate of his family with the rivers and seas.
Today is the Day of sea and river fleet celebrated in Russia, the Day of the Navy — in Ukraine, Water Transport Workers Day — in Belarus.