January 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today the frigate of the Northern Fleet “Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet”, as part of its first long-distance cruise, made a business call to the port city of Algeria, the capital of the state of the same name in North Africa.
The visit of the Russian sailors will last until January 20. During this time, the ship’s crew will replenish supplies of fresh water and food, the personnel will take a break from carrying the sailing watch.
For the crew of the frigate, this is the first visit to a foreign port since the beginning of the voyage. In the future, he will make several more business calls to the ports of the countries of the Mediterranean region.
The visit to Algeria and other countries by the Russian ship is carried out in order to maintain international naval cooperation. One of the main tasks of the long-range cruise of the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov” is to demonstrate the St. Andrew’s flag and to ensure the naval presence of the Russian Federation in the region.
The long voyage of the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov” continues from December 30, 2020. During this time, the ship has covered over 4 thousand nautical miles.