RFS Perekop Makes First Visit to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

August 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – Within the unique long-distance campaign, the training ship of the Russian Navy “Perekop”, sporting new hull number 310, today for the first time will make a call Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On board the ship are about 150 cadets of the Pacific Higher Naval School. Admiral S.O. Makarov, 60 pupils of the Vladivostok branch of the Nakhimov Naval School, as well as a group of young officers of Primorye. The senior hike on board the training ship is the head of the Pacific Higher Naval School. Admiral S.O. Makarova Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlyov.

The ship’s arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will last until August 23, after which the Perekop MC will continue its long-distance march and for the first time with cadets on board will pass the Northern Sea Route. It is planned that on September 12 the ship will arrive at the Main Base of the Northern Fleet in Severomorsk, where there will be a change of cadets who are navigating in the sea. On the Severomorsk-Sevastopol route, about 300 cadets of the Naval Polytechnic Institute (Pushkin) and the Baltic Naval Institute (Kaliningrad) will practice on board the training ship Perekop.

The trip of the training ship Perekop, organized by the Russian Navy High Command, is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the task of maritime practice of cadets of naval educational institutions. A distinctive feature of the hike is the opportunity for students to acquire practical skills in the specialty in different latitudes of the World Ocean, taking into account their navigational characteristics.

Perekop left Vladivostok on August 9 and from 12 to 14 August made a call at the port of Korsakov.

Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolyov set the task for the leadership of the Naval Educational and Scientific Center of the Navy to comprehensively analyze the results of all stages of the Perekop training ship’s journey along the Sevastopol route-Vladivostok-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Severomorsk-Sevastopol and subsequently disseminate the results of this analysis to the military- maritime educational institutions for registration in the work on the organization of marine practice of cadets “.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy also ordered managers of all degrees during the parking lot of the Perekop Peninsula in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to carefully prepare the ship, its radio-technical arms, life support systems, its staff equipment for swimming in the Arctic zone.

The stage of the long-range march of the Perekop Peninsula, with the aim of maritime training of cadets of naval educational institutions from the Black Sea to the Pacific Fleet, began April 1 in the framework of the first in the history of navigational training in terms of the geography of the training ship Perekop (Sevastopol-Vladivostok-Northern Maritime way – Severomorsk – Sevastopol).