RFS Marshal Ustinov Deploys to Mediterranean

August 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov completed his participation in the exercises with the ships of the Northern Fleet in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea and began to carry out long-range missions. The ship left the ship’s search and strike group, which for several days practiced a number of anti-submarine missions in the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas.

The cruiser led a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, which included the SB-406 rescue tug and the Vyazma medium-sized sea tanker. The detachment headed south.

The sailing of a detachment of ships and support vessels will take place in the far ocean zone under the command of the chief of staff of the division of missile ships of the Northern Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Andrey Saloshin.

It is planned that the crew of the cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” will take part in a series of exercises with ships of other fleets of the Russian Navy, as well as with ships of foreign naval forces. During the voyage, the North Severs will make a number of business calls at the ports of African countries and the Mediterranean region.

Missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” left Severomorsk on July 3 to participate in the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg. After the parade, his crew took part in the training of the Navy “Ocean Shield-2019”. Since leaving the base, the ship has traveled more than 4 thousand nautical miles.