HMS Defender Escorts Russian Task Group

March 6, 2019 – HMS Defender is today shadowing a Russian naval task group along the coast of the UK. The Type 45 destroyer was called upon to sail over the weekend and keep watch on the frigate Admiral Gorshkov and three auxiliary ships as they passed close to UK territorial waters. Portsmouth-based Defender is monitoring the Russian task group and keeping track of their activity in areas of national interest. Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster, said,“The Royal Navy is always standing ready to defend the UK. “We…

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RFS Admiral Gorshkov Transits English Channel

March 5, 2019 – Today, a detachment of ships and support vessels for the Northern Fleet as part of the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Fleet Pots, the multifunctional logistics ship Elbrus, the rescue tug Nikolay Chiker and the medium sea tanker Kama began to pass the English Channel. Before leaving the North Sea, communications were conducted on the frigate and ships, and the order of the march through narrowness was determined. Previously, the detachment operated in the Mori Firth Bay, fulfilling the tasks of counter-sabotage defense when parked on…

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HMS Hurworth Shadows Second Russian Ship Through English Channel

August 30, 2018 – HMS Hurworth has continued maritime security operations in UK waters by shadowing a second Russian vessel through the English Channel in less than a week. The Portsmouth-based minehunter monitored the Russian intelligence gathering ship Yuri Ivanov as it passed through the UK area of interest. HMS Hurworth conducted the task only days after shadowing another Russian warship, the frigate Admiral Makarov, as it deployed through the English Channel to the Mediterranean. The transit comes at a time of increased activity with Royal Navy warships HMS Diamond,…

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Northern Fleet Enters English Channel

Google Translation August 7, 2018 – Today, a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, who participated in the Main Naval Parade, came from the North Sea into the English Channel. As part of a detachment of warships – the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” and a large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”. The remaining ships and vessels – participants in the Main Naval Parade – continue the inter-Fleet transition to the points of permanent deployment. On the eve of a detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet completed the passage of the…

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HMS Montrose shadows Russian warships through English Channel

The Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose shadowed two Russian warships in the approaches to the English Channel after they ventured out of the Baltic. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate sailed up the Channel to meet with corvettes RFS Boikiy and Stoikiy as the Russian vessels sortied from their base in the Baltic and entered the North Sea. HMS Montrose worked alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to track the two vessels as they manoeuvred in some of the most congested waters in the world. Montrose met the pair – both Steregushchiy-class…

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HMS Westminster Escorts Russian warships Through English Channel

Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster is today escorting a Russian military task group through the English Channel and areas of UK interest. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was activated on Friday (5 Jan 18) to sail and keep watch on two Russian warships and two supporting vessels as they passed close to UK territorial waters in stormy conditions. HMS Westminster remained at sea over the weekend to meet up with the Russian vessels, keeping track of their activities in areas of Britain’s national interest. During this time, sources told SeaWaves…

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Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky lays it course to Indian Ocean

Baltic Fleet research ship Admiral Vladimirsky has left Kronstadt for the Indian Ocean. The route is laid through the Baltic and Northern Seas, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. The ship crew is to make complex oceanographic researches and check ship’s radio navigation systems.

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Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea

Google Translation Review of Operation Historical Ordnance Disposal by the NATO Mine Warfare Group (SNMCMG1) in the English Channel-North Sea From 20 October to 7 November 2017 , an international mine warfare operation, organized as part of the Historical Ordnance Disposal (HOD) mission, was scheduled in the Channel-North Sea. Assured by NATO warships belonging to the Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) and placed under the command of the Latvian commander, Gvido Laudups, commander of the force from the minesweeper LVNS Virsaitis (Latvia), the group , representing 4…

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Northern Fleet ship Vitse Admiral Kulakov passes through English Channel

The major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov of the Northern Fleet has finished passing through the English Channel. The Russian ship has left Severomorsk in late June. During the long-range sortie, the ship crew has visited four foreign ports: Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt), and Lisbon (Portugal). 

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