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The crew of the small sea tanker “Vice-Admiral Ferries” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) began passing the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles in the direction of the Mediterranean Sea.

The auxiliary vessel is moving to the far sea zone to perform tasks as part of the permanent task force of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.

For the crew of a sea tanker, this is the first mission in the Mediterranean Sea within the forces of the Russian Navy.

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Small sea tanker “Vice-Admiral Paromov”, built at the Nizhny Novgorod enterprise “Volga” according to the project of JSC “Zelenodolsk Design Bureau”, is the lead ship of this project and is a multipurpose vessel designed for the transportation of liquid, dry and discharge cargo, with the ability to receive helicopters of the Ka-27 class and unmanned aerial vehicles. The tanker is capable of efficiently supplying surface ships and ships of the fleet, transferring various cargoes to them, receiving bilge water and solid waste. It is possible to use the vessel as a patrol or rescue vessel. The design of the hull provides for the ability to work in the arctic zone.

MT “Vice-Admiral Paromov” has a total displacement of 3500 tons, a length of 78.8 m, a width of 15.4 m, and a draft of 5 m when fully loaded. The crew of the vessel is 24 people.

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