FS Rhône Transits Northeast Passage

September 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, August 23, 2018, the BSAH Rhône left its base port, Brest, for a long-term deployment (DLD) to assess its military capabilities in cold water and hot water before admission to active duty. The second unit in a series of four buildings, the Rhone is intended to provide the Navy with towing and offshore support capabilities. The BSAH has circumnavigated the Northeast Passage (from the Norwegian Sea to the Bering Strait, through the Barents, Kara, Laptev, Eastern Siberia and Chukchi Seas). On September…

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Baltic Fleet’s training ship Perekop to cross Arctic Ocean

September 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Fleet’s training ship Perekop will cross the Arctic Ocean within a distant cruise. Her crew has made the first-ever passage through the Bering Strait between the two continents – Eurasia and North America. Having called to the main base of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Forces in Kamchatka, the training ship Perekop continued her distant cruise, completed her sailing in the Pacific Ocean, passed through the treacherous Bering Strait and entered the Arctic Ocean. Having reached the Chukchi Sea, the ship’s crew and…

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