At noon November 26th, the Altai rescue tugboat (SBS) arrived at the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk, providing a long-range cruise for a detachment of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet (SF) led by the large anti-submarine ship (ASW) Vice-Admiral Kulakov in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.
Passage through the Kola Bay was complicated by difficult weather conditions and almost zero visibility due to dense fog. The vessel was moored to the pier with the help of the rescue vessel “Mikhail Rudnitsky”, which marked the safe path to the pier with a powerful searchlight.
At the berth, the Altai crew was met by representatives of the military command and relatives of the sailors, as well as a group of sanitary and epidemiological surveillance, which conducted an express examination of the crew before going ashore.
The rescue sailors and marines of the Northern Fleet, who were on board the Altai SBS, did not present any health complaints. Before the trip, they received vaccinations against COVID-19 with a two-component drug “Sputnik V”, and in the near future they will undergo revaccination.
According to the tradition, originated in the Northern Fleet during the Great Patriotic War, the captain of the SBS Altai was awarded a fried pig for the successful completion of the assigned tasks of a long voyage. After a short meeting, the crew was dismissed to their homes. On board the ship left persons on duty watch.
Tomorrow, another member of the long-distance cruise of the detachment of ships and supply vessels, the medium sea tanker “Akademik Pashin”, will arrive at the port of registration – Murmansk. The meeting of the VPK “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” will take place next week.