Two units of combat ships of the Pacific Fleet (PF) under the command of Rear-Admirals Vadim Kulitya and Vladimir Vdovenco held a welcoming ceremony in the South China Sea.
9th detachment of warships PF, next to the Indian Ocean to perform the tasks of combat duty, met with the 8th squad, who, after the completion of anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden is heading to his native shores.
The command of the two groups held a meeting during which the necessary exchange of operational information, the crews of ships and the sailors got a breather.
After the meeting, the crews of ships greeted each other on a collision course, and then the 9th Pacific Fleet detachment proceeded to force the Straits of Malacca, which is the gateway to the Indian Ocean.
While on a visit to Malaysia, the sailors of the 8th squad visited the island of Penang, which honored the memory of Russian sailors from the cruiser "Pearl" who died in the First World War. During the memorial ceremony, the Russian delegation laid wreaths and flowers at the monument at the grave of heroes.
Eighth Pacific Fleet detachment from implementation of the military service and in international activities made a visit to the port of Mumbai, where he took part in a joint Russian-Indian exercises. In addition, in order to replenish stocks squad traveled to the Iranian port of Bandar-e-Abbas.
In February of this year large anti-submarine ship "Marshal Shaposhnikov" visited the Republic of Seychelles and for the first time in the history of Russia went on a business trip to the port of Dar es Salaam United Republic of Tanzania, where he held a conspicuous anti-piracy doctrine for Tanzanian colleagues.
In order to demonstrate the St. Andrew's flag from 26 to 30 mat Russian ships stopped in with a visit to the Malaysian island of Langkawi, where they took part in the international exhibition of equipment and weapons, "Lima-2013."
The last point of call Pacific Fleet from 14 to 18 April will be the South Korean port of Busan.
Press service of the Eastern Military District