PN Warships Detachment Going to China

The Russian seamen will pay the official visit to the port Chjan Tzyan on April 6-10


Frigate “Admiral Vinogradov,” and “Boris Butoma,” the tanker of the RF Pacific Navy are going to the port Chjan Tzyan, PRC; they will pay the official visit on April 6-10; RIA PrimaMedia was informed in the information and public relations service of the RF Pacific Navy.

Last week “Admiral Vinogradov” and “Boris Butoma” called at the port of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. At the reception in honor of the “Admiral Vinogradov” friendly visit to Indonesia the West Navy Second-in-Command of the Indonesia Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Bambang SUPENO, welcomed the Russian seamen and highly appreciated their work on the countermeasure against corsairs in the Gulf of Aden.

“Frigate “Admiral Vinogradov” succeeded in safeguarding of the international navigation in Somalia zone. We are much favored with the fact that she called at the port of Jakarta on her way home,” he says.

When being aboard the Russian frigate Rear Admiral Bambang SUPENO noted that it was the second visit of the Russian warships to Indonesia for the last four years; in 2005 the Russian cruiser “Varyag” called at Indonesia. “In my opinion, it has become a good tradition when the Russian seamen visit our country; it can only prove that the relationship between Indonesia and Russian in the military sphere is strengthening,” the Rare Admiral says.

Frigate “Admiral Vinogradov,” rescue tug “Fotiy Krylov” and tankers “Boris Butoma” and “Pechenega” started for the voyage to the Gulf of Aden in December 2008. The Russian warships convoyed 54 vessels from 17 countries of the world. They staved off the corsairs’ attacks and some pirates were captured and brought to the Yemen authorities.

On March 29 another PN warships detachment including frigate “Admiral Panteleev,” a rescue tag, tankers “Irkut” and “Izhora” left Vladivostok for the Horn of Africa where they are to participate in the international mission on safeguarding from the Somali corsairs.

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