The sixth underwater search expedition of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which includes experts of the hydrographic service of the Black Sea Fleet, has begun to study marine areas off the coast of the Crimea for the detection and identification of ships and ships that died during the Great Patriotic War.
Members of the expedition on the hydrographic vessel of the Black Sea Fleet GS-86 will travel more than 700 nautical miles to investigate about 10 alleged places of death of Soviet sailors in the Balaklava area, Feodosiya Bay in the Kerch Strait.
“Our goal is to accurately identify already known objects on the Black Sea bed and to issue the necessary documents in accordance with the legislation in force to designate their places of military burial places,” said the head of the expedition, deputy head of the Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for perpetuating the memory of those killed in the defense of the Motherland Andrey Taranov.
In the course of the work, divers will have to dive to the T-412 trawler lying on the bottom, 092 patrol boat, to examine the transport of Jean Zhores in Feodosiya Bay, as well as the places of death of the minesweeper T-405 Minrep and the Kola transport.
In addition, researchers have to study and a number of detected, but so far not yet identified objects, as well as try to establish their belonging. Presumably, these are Soviet ships and boats, killed in the conduct of landing operations during the Great Patriotic War.