November 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet makes the transition to Novorossiysk to participate in the joint exercise of the Russian Navy (Navy) and the Naval Forces (Navy) of the Arab Republic of Egypt “Friendship Bridge – 2020”.
The Russian side involved in the exercise the crews of ships and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, including the frigate Admiral Makarov, the small missile ship Orekhovo-Zuevo, the patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tugboat Professor Nikolai Muru.
The onshore and offshore phases of the exercise will be held for the first time in the Black Sea from 17 to 24 November.
The objectives of the exercise are to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the Egyptian Navy and the Russian Navy in the interests of security and stability at sea, as well as the exchange of experience between the naval sailors of the participating countries in repelling various threats in areas of intensive shipping.
During the maneuvers of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy, it is planned to work out all types of protection and defense of ships with the execution of firing at surface and air targets. Private exercises will be held to organize resupply at sea by traverse, to practice screening operations against suspicious ships, and to help a ship in distress to find and rescue a drowning man.
The exercise between the Russian Navy and the Egyptian Navy “Friendship Bridge” has been held since 2015.