MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the large anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov, entered the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic Ocean. Russian sailors have embarked on the final stage of the long voyage. In the near future they will return to their permanent bases on the Kola Peninsula.
Last week, the crew of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” conducted a live firing exercise at surface and simulated air targets with naval artillery and the “Dagger” anti-aircraft missile system.
Earlier, a detachment of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, made a business call at the port of Praia, the capital of the island republic of Cape Verde, where the North Sea residents replenished their supplies of water, fuel and food.
The long-range cruise of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” began on June 28 with an exit from the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk. 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 Severomors performed tasks as part of a permanent task force of the Russian Navy 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 a search for submarines of a conditional enemy.
In October, the North Sea residents ensured the safety of civilian shipping off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Gulf of Guinea. They inspected several civilian ships and ensured the safe escort of the Panamanian container ship Lucia, preventing pirates from hijacking its Ukrainian, Russian and Romanian crew.
Since leaving the base, the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has traveled more than 25 thousand nautical miles, visiting the ports of five foreign countries.
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