September 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of this year, the Pacific Fleet has formed six crews for new warships and auxiliary fleet ships. In particular, the crew of the frigate Admiral Shaposhnikov, the crews of two anti-sabotage boats Grachonok, two raid diving boats of a new generation, and the modern sea tugboat Andrei Stepanov were manned.
In the autumn, the selection of personnel for the service on the Aldar Tsydenzhapov corvette, which was solemnly launched on September 12 at the Amur Shipyard PJSC (Komsomolsk-on-Amur), will be completed. Next in line is the newest minesweeper of the 12700 Alexandrite project – Yakov Balyaev. It is also planned to form several crews of diesel and nuclear submarines. One of them is the Volkhov Project 636.3 large diesel-powered submarine, the carrier of the Caliber-PL cruise missile complex, which is being built specifically for the Pacific Fleet.
The crews of all new surface warships and submarines are staffed only by military personnel serving on a contract basis.