April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla continued the inter-fleet passage to the Black Sea after stopping at the roadstead in Rostov-on-Don.
On the way along the Volga-Don Canal with a length of more than 100 kilometers, warships overcame 13 locks.
The ships passed Volgograd, Kalach-na-Donu, Volgodonsk, Semikarakorsk.
As part of the control check during the winter training period, 15 ships of the Caspian Flotilla, including three artillery and eight landing boats, as well as support vessels, are making an inter-fleet transition from the Caspian to the Black Sea.
Before leaving the basing point – the city of Makhachkala – the crews of the boats completed the full cycle of basic training and completed course tasks at sea. In preparation for the passage, the boat commanders, watch officers and crews providing navigational safety conducted trainings on the passage of narrow sections and pouring zones.
The readiness for the inter-fleet transition – the organization of service, the training of commanders and crews for the transition, the preparedness of watch officers and specialists of the navigator combat unit, as well as the readiness of technical means and life support systems – were checked by a special commission of the flotilla.
According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the boats of the Caspian Flotilla, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fleet, will take part in the offset naval exercises.
By order of the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, units of the marines and coastal forces of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla were involved in checking the readiness to repel sea and airborne assault forces.
The control check of the Southern Military District troops during the winter training period is carried out according to the approved troop training plan for 2021 and is aimed at increasing the level of combat and operational training of troops and forces of the military district, improving the forms and methods of conducting exercises, exercises and training, taking into account the evolving situation within the boundaries of responsibility.