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A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the large anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov, overcame the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic Ocean and entered the English Channel.

Before entering the strait on the ship, additional classes were conducted with the officers of watch on navigational safety when sailing in narrow areas during intensive navigation. Similar training was also carried out on the Akademik Pashin medium sea tanker and on the Altai rescue tug.

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 crew of the ship 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 about 25.5 thousand nautical miles, visiting the ports of five foreign countries.

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