Russian patrol ship returns to Gulf of Aden on its third anti-piracy mission

Russia’s Neustrashimy patrol ship of the Baltic Navy has arrived at its destination in the Gulf of Aden, from which it will escort a Red Sea-bound caravan of merchant vessels along a security corridor to the western part of the Gulf of Aden as part of an international anti-piracy mission, Interfax reports with reference to the Russian Navy’s press service.

The Neustrashimy has a special marine force trained in anti-piracy operations. Part of its marines will be deployed aboard merchant ships during the passage to ensure rapid response to any pirate attack. Its ship-borne Ka-27 rescue helicopter will perform surveillance flights over the area.
For the Neustrashimy, it’s already the third patrol mission in the Gulf of Aden
since 2008.

Russian ship called at Maltese port after anti-piracy mission

The large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk called at the Maltese port of La Valetta on Tuesday while sailing back to its homeport after an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

Russian students from the local boarding school gave a concert in honor of the sailors aboard the ship.

The ship is also open for local residents.

After setting sail on December 18th 2012, the Severomorsk covered more than 22,000 sea miles taking part in naval games in the Mediterranean along with other ships of the Russian Navy.

Russian Pacific Fleet’s task force returns from Gulf of Aden

On Sunday, the Russian Pacific Fleet’s task force returned from the Gulf of Aden, where it was on an anti-piracy mission between December 2012 and March 2013.

Earlier today, the task force, including large anti-submarine ship Marshal Shaposhnikov, tanker Irkut and salvage tugboat Alatau, arrived in the Russian Far Eastern port of Vladiviostok.

Russian warships have been taking part in international anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden since 2007.
Voice of Russia, IF, TASS, RIA


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