Arctic Supply Fleet Trains in Barents Sea

July 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet completed the tasks of anti-sabotage defense in the Barents Sea

A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet under the leadership of Vice-Admiral Oleg Golubev, Deputy Commander of the Northern Fleet, began to work out the assigned tasks in the Barents Sea.

The detachment includes a large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”, from which the forces are controlled, large landing ships “Kondopoga” and “Aleksander Otrakovsky”, sea minesweeper “Vladimir Gumanenko”, rescue tugboat “Pamir”, icebreaker “Ilya Muromets”, tanker “Sergey Osipov” and the killer vessel KIL-143. Today, while staying in an unprotected roadstead near the Kildin Island in the Barents Sea, the crews of the ships worked out anti-submarine sabotage defense measures and performed practical grenade throwing.

After shooting from anchor, the detachment members began to practice maneuvering in various versions of the marching order, conducted a communications exercise. During the day, sailors will work out joint tasks with carrier-based aircraft. During the departure to the sea, the crews of the ships will also conduct an exercise to defend the detachment from the attack of the air attack of the simulated enemy.

After working out the coordination at sea, the ships and vessels will return to their bases to complete preparations for the tasks of the next, ninth, Arctic voyage along the Northern Sea Route.

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