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Cemetery of barges and abandoned shipsin Chernobyl, Ukraine

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Chernobyl backwater - a place where, before the accident, old ships were collected for disposal or repair, turned into a cemetery of radioactive barges and ships.
Cemetery of barges and abandoned ships, Chernobyl
Back in the days of the Soviet authorities, this place gathered children from all over the region who wanted to climb around abandoned ships that were brought here for repairs and which were doomed to become scrap metal.

The old barge
Photo: The old barge

Immediately after the accident, the ships carrying radioactive cargoes went in their last voyage here. A huge number of them still stands on the last berth, where they slowly become covered with rust and disappear under the water. One day they will be swallowed up by the waters of the quiet backwater of the Pripyat River and they will be symbolically buried in this cemetery of ships and barges.

Cemetery of ships Chernobyl

Cemetery of barges and ships in PripyatPhoto: Cemetery of barges and ships in Pripyat, © Harry Seager

Cemetery of barges and abandoned ships on the map

Location: Pripyat

Tours & excursions 2

#4Cruise on the ship to Chernobyl and PripyatCruise on the ship to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Get a sea of thrills from a boat trip to the lost world of a dead city.

UAH 335000/tour
#2One-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievOne-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

One day in the Exclusion Zone and you will learn everything about this desolate tragical place.

UAH 1794+/person

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