September 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – With the crews of the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov”, performing the tasks of a long-range cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, and the newest medium sea tanker “Akademik Pashin”, an exercise was conducted on the transfer of liquid cargoes on the move at sea. The exercise lasted for several hours. During this time, the personnel of the electro-mechanical warhead and the boatswain’s team of the BOD completed the replenishment of fresh water and fuel.
“Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” has been operating in the Mediterranean for over a month. He made business calls to Algeria and Cyprus, conducted several exercises to search for foreign submarines in the area of the mission, and covered about 14 thousand nautical miles.
The newest medium sea tanker “Akademik Pashin” joined the “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” ship several days ago. For the crew of the tanker, the current trip to the distant sea zone is the first in its history. It was included in the Northern Fleet in early 2020.
In the future, the crews of the BOD and the tanker will operate in the Mediterranean Sea as part of a detachment under the flag of the chief of staff of the anti-submarine ships brigade, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik.