MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A detachment of the Northern Fleet, consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, the medium sea tanker “Akadimik Pashin” and the rescue tugboat “Altai” under the flag of the commander of the anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik, entered the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the route of passage, the marines from the anti-terrorist units, which reinforced the crews of the ship and ships, worked out boarding a conditional intruder from the water and from the air using high-speed boats and a Ka-27PS helicopter, and then conducted a training inspection operation.
One of the main tasks of the Northern Fleet detachment’s navigation in the Gulf of Guinea will be to ensure the safety of civil shipping and the fight against piracy. In past years, with a similar mission, the crew of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has repeatedly operated in the Indian Ocean in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.
Also, the North Sea residents are preparing to provide assistance to sailors in distress in the ocean. A few days ago, they conducted a rescue exercise, during which they practiced providing assistance to an emergency ship, extinguishing a fire, evacuating victims and providing medical assistance.
The long-range cruise of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” began on June 28 with the exit from the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk. At first, the ship’s crew took part in the Main Naval Parade in Kronstadt, and after its completion, they worked out individual episodes of practical actions in the Atlantic during a command and staff training in managing the forces and troops of the Northern Fleet.
From August 18 to September 23, the North Sea men operated in the Mediterranean Sea. During this time, they made business calls to Algeria, Syria and Cyprus, and also conducted a number of exercises on various types of defense of a detachment of ships in the transition by sea and worked out the search for submarines of a conditional enemy.
Since leaving the base, the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has covered about 17 thousand nautical miles.
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