In 2012, the ships of the Northern Fleet were more than 200,000 nautical miles


In 2012, more than 20 ships of the Northern Fleet (NF) participated in long-distance hikes, leaving the stern of more than 200 thousand nautical miles. As part of combat training the crews of surface ships have performed several hundred combat exercises, including — missile-firing artillery, minefields, worked for combat coordination and interaction with the compounds of ships of other navies in the mezhflotskih groups.

For the first time this year, the ship's group of the Northern Fleet operated in the northern latitudes of the Arctic Ocean for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy was conducted amphibious landing on unequipped coast islands of the archipelago of the Novosibirsk.

As stressed by the commander of the Northern Fleet, Vice Admiral Vladimir Korolev, "in Arctic seamen decided not only military but also civilian tasks — is training to assist vessels in distress, safety of navigation of civil, survey neglected areas of navigation."

Ships and vessels operating naval force clearance (Omori) Northern Fleet performed works on search, detect and destroy explosive objects in the Ob Bay of the Kara Sea. Total for six weeks, ships and vessels Omori SF destroyed 12 explosive objects, surveyed the area of water was more than 160 square miles.

The crews of the ships of the Northern Fleet successfully completed the task of providing security for civilian shipping in the Gulf of Aden.

This year, a large anti-submarine ship "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" set a record for the sailing in the area of the oceans. His crew spent 159 days at sea, leaving behind the stern of more than 29 thousand miles, custody dozens of civil courts of foreign states to avoid a meeting with the pirates and successfully delivered hundreds of thousands of tons of cargo to destinations.

In 2012, the Northern Fleet has been actively developing cooperation with the navies of other countries. An agreement was reached to conduct an annual international naval exercise "Pomorie" and "Northern Eagle", the main aim of which is to develop joint anti-terrorism elements, providing security for civilian navigation, assistance at sea.

Northern Fleet ships perform a routine visit to the ports of Norway, the UK, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Malta, the United States, Cuba, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
Work seamen adequately assessed — 26 seamen for the successful solution of problems long hikes, merit in strengthening the country's defense, exemplary seamanship, the maintenance of high combat readiness and courage state awards.


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