March 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Steregushchy corvette and the Kola tanker returned to the main fleet base after completing missions in the North Sea.
The vice-commander of the Baltic Fleet, Vice Admiral Sergey Eliseev, representatives of the fleet’s surface ships, relatives and friends of the Baltic sailors took part in the ceremony of meeting the ships in Baltiysk.
During the campaign, which lasted 26 days, the ships covered more than 5 thousand nautical miles. The corvette crew worked dozens of ship exercises and trainings. Corvette combat crews conducted electronic launches of anti-ship missiles, repelled air attacks of airborne assets of a conditional enemy. In cooperation with the carrier-based Ka-27 helicopter, the tasks of searching, detecting and destroying conditional enemy submarines were worked out. In addition, ship crews took measures to replenish fuel and water reserves in drift and on the move.
Marines, located on the corvette and tanker, have worked out various anti-terrorism scenarios and small arms firing at sea targets.
The ships returned from the campaign in a technically sound condition and were ready, after replenishment of the necessary supplies, to fulfill their mission. The military men who distinguished themselves on a long voyage were awarded diplomas and valuable gifts from the fleet command.
The main objective of the campaign was to ensure a naval presence and a demonstration of the St. Andrew flag in the area of responsibility of the Baltic Fleet.