MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the eve of the Day of the Navy, according to a long-term tradition, servicemen of the Troops and Forces in the North-East of Russia (OKVS) honored the memory of the sailors of Kamchatka who died in the defense of the Fatherland.
On one of the ships of the OKVS water area protection unit, servicemen, civilian personnel of the military units of the formation, navy veterans, youth soldiers, as well as representatives of the administration of the Kamchatka Territory and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky went to sea, where they took part in the ritual of laying a wreath on the water in memory of the victims sailors.
A ceremony of giving military honors and a mourning meeting took place in the Avacha Bay of the Pacific Ocean, in the area of the Mayachny and Bezymyanny capes, where in October 1945 there was a tragedy with the minesweepers TSH-610 and TSH-523. The ships that were carrying out the clearance of minefields in Avacha Bay as part of the detachment were blown up and sank. As a result of the tragedy, 35 people died. At the appointed point, a wreath and a symbolic peakless cap with a red star were lowered into the water under the fireworks.
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