RFS Minsk Conducts Weapons Training in the Baltic Sea

February 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – In accordance with the combat training plan of the fleet, the large amphibious ship Minsk of the Baltic Fleet has sailed off to practice the second course task (K-2) with artillery firing at targets imitating combat ships and air attack weapons. The ship will train combat elements to repel attacks of small-sized ships and strikes of air attack weapons. All training missions are to be carried out both at day- and nighttime. Targets will be imitated by SAB-250 flare bombs launched by Su-24 short-range…

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JS Hamagiri arrives in Vladivostok

In accordance with reached agreements, the destroyer Hamagiri of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has arrived in Vladivostok to take part in the SAREX 2017 Search and Rescue Exercise. During the visit, it is planned to hold organizational meetings to finalize the modalities of training episodes. Moreover, Russian and Japan seaman will hold football and volleyball tournaments. The SAREX exercise will take place in the Peter the Great Gulf on November 25.

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Coast Guard monitors return of cruise ships to Galveston

The Coast Guard is monitoring the return of cruise ships to ports in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark at Galveston ship terminals after being stranded at sea for an additional six days due to Hurricane Harvey. “It’s a bittersweet feeling for the passengers,” said Malcom Burn, cruise director of Carnival cruise ship Freedom. “They are excited to be back, but are also uncertain of what they are going to see when they get home.” The Coast Guard is working closely with federal, state, local and…

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Stoiky Repelled Simulated Torpedo Attack During Baltic Sea Exercise

Stoiky corvette of the Baltic Fleet (BF) carried out a number of combat training tasks using the ship’s armaments at sea. In particular, the corvette carried out artillery fire at various targets, and also defended herself in the duelling confrontation with the simulated enemy’s ship by means of anti-torpedoes. During the exercise, a small ASW ship (SASWS) Kabardino-Balkaria of the Baltic Naval Base symbolically attacked the corvette with a torpedo salvo. In turn, the Stoiky with the help of hydro-acoustic means identified the threat, performed anti-torpedo manoeuvre and launched two…

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Russian destroyer Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Escorting Chinese tanker through Gulf of Aden

Northern Fleet Vitse Admiral Kulakov destroyer is escorting a Chinese Casco Jay tanker through the Gulf of Aden. The two ships met in the northern part of the Red Sea and headed east. For the next several days, the Vitse Admiral Kulakov will escort the Chinese ship and ensure its security. The two ships will travel together until they reach the Indian Ocean. During its current mission, the Russian destroyer has already covered more than 10,000 nautical miles. On August 12, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, replenished its food,…

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