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, began to ensure the safety of navigation in the Atlantic Gulf of Guinea ocean off the coast of the African continent.
The Severomors surveyed over nine thousand square miles and inspected one suspicious civilian vessel.
Monitoring of the situation in the Gulf of Guinea is carried out using the Ka-27 search and rescue helicopter, which, in addition to the crew, is equipped with a group of marines armed with machine guns and machine guns to fight pirates and prevent the hijacking of ships.
In addition to the fight against piracy, the North Sea residents prepared to provide possible assistance to sailors in distress in the ocean. During the rescue exercise, they practiced assisting an emergency ship, extinguishing a fire, evacuating victims from the deck and from the water, as well as providing them with 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 more than 18 thousand nautical miles.
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