MOSCOW, March 19 — RIA Novosti. The detachment of Pacific Fleet ships, including three large landing ships with Marine Corps went on combat duty in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, told reporters on Tuesday, spokesman Navy Captain First Rank Roman Martov.
"Crews Pacific Fleet will perform tasks of combat duty in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Included in the squad large anti-submarine ship" Admiral Panteleev ", large amphibious ships," Admiral Nevel "," Relight "," Osljabja ", an ocean lifeguard" Photios Krylov "and Marine tanker "Pechenga" — said Martin.
This is the ninth consecutive detachment, aiming to protect civilian shipping from piracy in the north-western part of the Indian Ocean, said Martin.
"In recent years, the presence of Russian naval ships in the region has become a tradition. Feature of the next long voyage was the inclusion in the squad large amphibious ships with marine units," — said the officer.