The training ship Perekop of the Baltic Fleet after the inter-base passage from Baltiysk arrived at her permanent stationing point – the port of Kronstadt of the Leningrad Naval Base.
The distant sea cruise of the training ship is held as part of the cadet seamanship of higher naval institutions of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
On her board, cadets in real conditions used theoretical knowledge on navigational disciplines, mastered skills to manage the ship in various climatic and weather conditions, complex navigation situation.
The ship left Sevastopol on 22 August and during the inter-fleet passage made routine entries into the ports of Piraeus, Valletta and Lisbon. The ship hosted for seamanship about 290 fifth-year cadets of the St. Petersburg Naval Institute.
The training ship of the Baltic Fleet returned to Kronstadt being technically sound and ready to continue to fulfil intended-purpose tasks after replenishing the necessary reserves.
Currently, the Baltic Fleet has two training ships – Smolny and Perekop, which effectively solve the seamanship tasks for future officers of the Russian Navy, cadets of the Nakhimov Military School and Naval Cadet Corps.