A detachment of the Northern Fleet, consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov”, the medium sea tanker “Akadimik Pashin” and the rescue tugboat “Altai” under the flag of the commander of the anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik, entered the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean.
Along the route of passage, the marines from the anti-terrorist units, which reinforced the crews of the ship and ships, worked out boarding a conditional intruder from the water and from the air using high-speed boats and a Ka-27PS helicopter, and then conducted a training inspection operation.
One of the main tasks of the Northern Fleet detachment’s navigation in the Gulf of Guinea will be to ensure the safety of civilian shipping and the fight against piracy. In past years, with a similar mission, the crew of the VPK “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” has repeatedly operated in the Indian Ocean in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa.
Also, the North Sea residents are preparing to provide assistance to sailors in distress in the ocean. A few days ago, they conducted a rescue exercise, during which they practiced rendering assistance to an emergency ship, extinguishing a fire, evacuating victims and providing medical assistance.