Northern Fleet detachment of warships completes routine call to Algeria

August 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – Fulfilling the distant cruise tasks, the Northern Fleet’s surface force led by the missile cruiser (MC) Marshal Ustinov completed a routine entry to the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic and set off for the central Mediterranean.

The visit of the major ASW ships Severomorsk and the MC Marshal Ustinov to Algeria lasted for five days in 15-19 August. This period was used for replenishing the water, fuel and food stocks and holding a large cultural program. Russian sailors visited some sights of the country’s capital – the city of Algiers – and the open-air archaeological museum in the city of Tipaza, held sport competitions with Algerian servicemen.

There was a scheduled meeting between Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, Commander of the Northern Fleet, and Major-General Mohamed-Larbi Hauli, Commander of the Algerian Navy. The MC Marshal Ustinov was visited by Oleg Rutskov, Chargé d’affaires of the Russian Federation in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

At present, the crews of ships conduct exercises on the detachment’s integrated defence from simulated attacks of air and underwater enemies, train in underway damage control, improve naval skills and interior guard duty.

The ships of the Northern Fleet left the main stationing site – Severomorsk – on 5 July. At the moment they have covered over 6,500 nautical miles.

The MC Marshal Ustinov and major ASW ship Severomorsk represented the Northern Fleet at the Main Naval Parade in the city of Kronstadt and took part in the inter-fleet exercise in the Baltic Sea together with the Baltic and Black Sea Fleets’ ships. While sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, they also continued to perform the scheduled combat training tasks.