Sailors from the detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, rescued a French citizen from a yacht in distress in the Atlantic Ocean, the Russian Defense Ministry said January 31st.

“The crew of the medium tanker “Kama” from the detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet, performing long-range missions in the central part of the Atlantic Ocean, received an emergency signal from a yacht in distress. To provide assistance, the crew of the tanker “Kama” deviated from the route and headed for the accident area”, the message says.

An inspection team landed on the yacht, which took one person with personal belongings and his dog on board the Russian tanker.

“The rescued was a French citizen Lucas Monteu, who made a solo voyage in the Atlantic. During a storm on the yacht, the steering device failed and water began to flow. After an unsuccessful attempt to fix the malfunction, he gave a distress signal,” the message says.

The rescued traveler received first aid on board the tanker. At the request of the Frenchman, it will be delivered to the nearest port.

“Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov thanked the marching headquarters of the detachment of warships of the Northern Fleet and the crew of the Kama tanker for their professional actions in providing assistance to a yacht in distress in the open ocean,” the department informs.

Earlier it was reported that the Admiral Gorshkov frigate with Zircon hypersonic missiles on board set off on a long-range sea voyage across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, on January 4. The ceremony of entering the ship into combat service was held under the leadership of Russian President Vladimir Putin via videoconference.

It is planned that in February the crew of the frigate will conduct exercises in February with the warships of China and the Republic of South Africa off the coast of South Africa.

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