November 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet (SF), led by a large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Severomorsk”, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean, came to the port of Karachi (Pakistan) with an unofficial visit.
The program of the visit, which will last for several days, includes protocol events with the participation of the command of the squadron of the Northern Fleet and the Naval Forces (Navy) of Pakistan, and Russian sailors visiting the International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment “IDEAS-2018”
While stationary, the Severomorsk BOD will also replenish ship stocks of fuel, fresh water and food. For the crew will be organized a short rest on the beach with a visit to local attractions.
This is not the first time Russian sailors have called at Karachi port. In 2015, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov BOD of the Northern Fleet called at this port, and then took part in international anti-drug training.
The crew of the shipyard Severomorsk was repeatedly involved in the tasks of ensuring the safety of civilian shipping in the waters of the Gulf of Aden. The ship of the Northern Fleet accompanied the caravans of civilian ships in pirate-dangerous areas in 2013 and 2015. In 2017, the Russian BOD participated in the international naval anti-piracy doctrine AMAN-2017, which took place in the waters of the Arabian Sea and at the coastal base of the Pakistan Navy, and in 2018 in Russian-Japanese naval exercises in the waters of the Indian Ocean .
In the Indian Ocean, BOD “Severomorsk” operates from the second half of September.
The ship’s long hike continues from the moment of its departure from the basing point on July 5, 2018. Currently, the Severomorsk BOD has passed about 26 thousand nautical miles, completed a number of military-diplomatic tasks and visited the ports of Algeria, Victoria, Pemba, Antsiranana and Djibouti, and also solved the tasks of anti-piracy activities in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.