A cat aboard a Russian tourist ship is quickly becoming an internet sensation, after news spread of the fluffy sailor having cruised for years between Russia’s two main cities. However, it turns out that the now-famous Persian is not the only four-legged crew member.
The cat, named ‘Sailor’, has been “working” together with the Nikolay Chernyshevsky cruiser ship’s actual captain, Vladimir Kotin, since 2008.
He has not only become a real crew member, keeping watch on the captain’s bridge every night from midnight until 4:00am, but as it turns out, he is also an attraction for tourists.
It’s not known how much of every 30,000 rubles ($450) – the average ticket price for the cruise – has been earned all thanks to the attractive cat, but he definitely worked hard enough to earn himself a uniform … and even a subordinate.
When visiting the ship, RT’s Ruptly met a second cat on board. The captain said he got the second male cat to keep Sailor company. The two get along, although the younger one tends to be a bit lazier.