The captain and his faithful cat: The story of friendship that is forged at sea

A cat aboard a Russian tourist boat is quickly becoming an Internet sensation, after news spread that the furry sailor had sailed for years between Russia’s two main cities. However, it turns out that the Persian fɑhorɑ is not the only four-legged triρulanT.

The cat, named ‘Saιlor’, has been “working” with the royal captain of the cruise ship Nikolay Cheɾnyshevsky, Vladiмir Kotin, since 2008.

Not only has he become a true member of the crew, watching over the captain’s bridge every night from midnight until 4:00 am, but he also happens to be a draw for tourists.

It is not known how much of every 30,000 rubles ($450), the average price of a cruise ticket, was earned thanks to the cat’s attractiveness, but he definitely worked hard enough to earn a uniform… and even a salary.

Upon visiting the ship, Rt’s Ruptly found a second cat on board. The captain said he got the second male cat to keep Sailor company. The two get along well, although the younger one tends to be a little lazier

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