MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Since August 10, 2021, the crews of the basic minesweepers of the Baltic Fleet have been carrying out tasks to eliminate the residual mine hazard in one of the areas of the Gulf of Finland.
The crews of the ships, using standard equipment, discovered about 20 galvanic impact anchor and bottom magnetic mines during the Great Patriotic War, which were subsequently destroyed by detonation right on the spot.
Most of the dangerous finds were discovered and destroyed with the help of modern equipment in service with the base minesweeper Alexander Obukhov – the Alexandrite hydroacoustic station, the Si Scan remote control apparatus and one of the self-propelled remote-controlled vehicles on the ship.
“We have been eliminating the residual mine hazard for the third year in a row,” said the commander of the minesweeper Alexander Obukhov, 3rd Rank Captain Sergei Pozhidaev. “We lower the vehicle on which the bomb is attached, approach the mine, plant this bomb, then we retreat to a safe distance and the mine is detonated,” he added.
The tasks of detecting and neutralizing explosives for the crews of mine-sweeping ships of the Baltic Fleet are planned and are carried out in the areas of intense naval battles of the Second World War in the Baltic Sea.
On the shore, the crews of the ships returning after completing missions in the water area of the Gulf of Finland were met by the acting commander of the Baltic naval base, Captain 1st Rank Sergei Volkov, who received the report of the senior campaign of Captain 2nd Rank Valentin Isupov on the successful completion of the combat mission and awarded the distinguished servicemen with departmental medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
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