Project 11356 Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Admiral Essen” makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea.

For the crew of a warship, it is the first long-distance cruise this year, during which the Black Sea forces will operate as part of the permanent compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean.

In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted naval exercises of various subjects in accordance with the training courses for surface ships of the Russian Navy.

Currently, the crew began the passage of the Black Sea straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles.

It is planned that today, by the end of the day, the ship will be part of the forces of the permanent formation of the Navy in the far sea zone.