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The patrol ship (PC) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Vasily Bykov”, performing a planned inter-fleet transition from the Black Sea to the Baltic Fleet, began the passage of the English Channel.

Currently, the ship left the zone of responsibility of the Black Sea Fleet and came under the control of the command of the Baltic Fleet.

After arriving at the Baltic Fleet, the crew of the ship will take part in training episodes and directly in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg in honor of Navy Day.

As part of the inter-fleet crossing, the crew will cover more than 5,000 nautical miles, passing the Black, Marmara, Aegean, Mediterranean, North and Baltic seas, as well as part of the Atlantic Ocean.

This long hike is the first for the crew and the ship after its admission to the Black Sea Fleet.


The patrol ship “Vasily Bykov” was built at the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky, launched in 2017, was accepted into the Black Sea Fleet in December 2018.

Project 22160 patrol ships are designed to protect and safeguard the maritime economic zone, and in the event of hostilities they are designed to ensure the sustainability of fleet forces and facilities during the defense of home areas. The autonomy of ships sailing this project is 60 days. The patrol ships of this project can reach a speed of 30 knots, have a displacement of about 1,700 tons, the crew size is about 80 people. The sailing range of the ship is 6000 nautical miles. The ship is equipped with the most modern complexes of radio engineering and sonar weapons.

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