MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, performing the tasks of a long voyage, entered the Mediterranean Sea. He passed the Strait of Gibraltar tonight. The ship is heading east.
In the near future, the North Sea residents will meet with the Ivan Bubnov tanker and replenish fuel and water supplies.
Next week, the crew of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” will make a business call to one of the countries of the Mediterranean region. In total, according to the long-distance campaign plan, there should be several such visits.
The ship will operate in the Mediterranean for several months. The main tasks of the long-range cruise of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” are the demonstration of the Andreevsky flag of the Russian Navy and the provision of a naval presence. Also, the crew will ensure the safety of civil navigation in accordance with the norms of international maritime law.
The sailing of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, which is one of the most “running” ships of the Northern Fleet, began a month and a half ago. Its crew took part in the Main Naval Parade in the water area of the Gulf of Finland and worked out separate episodes of inter-fleet exercises in the Baltic with ships of the Baltic Fleet.
Since leaving the main base of the Northern Fleet, the sailors of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” have covered more than 11 thousand nautical miles.
The senior on the campaign is the chief of staff of the anti-submarine ships formation, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik.
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