Admiral Gorshkov Transits Suez Canal Enroute to China

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of ships and ships to support the Northern Fleet as part of the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Fleet Gorshkov, the multifunctional logistics ship Elbrus and the rescue tug Nikolay Chiker completed the transfer from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea through the Suez Canal.

The passage of the Northern Fleet detachment along the canal took several hours, during which the main task was to ensure the safe maneuvering of the frigate and support vessels in conditions of intensive navigation.

During the voyage on the frigate, anti-sabotage defense issues were also worked out and anti-terrorism measures were carried out.

Since leaving the Northern Fleet’s main base, Severomorsk, Russian sailors have traveled more than 5,900 nautical miles.

Further, the detachment of the Northern Fleet will operate in accordance with the plans for a long hike in the waters of the Red Sea.