The detachment of Pacific Fleet ships headed for the Indian Ocean


MOSCOW, September 18. / ITAR-TASS /. Troop ships of the Pacific Fleet / PF / in the Guards missile cruiser "Varyag", sea tug SB-522 and the tanker "Boris Butoma" headed for the Indian Ocean. 

"In the near future ships will enter the South China Sea, and in the beginning of October, the flagship of the fleet /" Varyag "/ will work in the Gulf of Aden. Along the way, the Russian ships will visit a business call at a port in Sri Lanka," — told Itar TASS Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Roman Martov.

Martov also noted that in the Mediterranean area is the sixth month squad performs the tasks of the five ships of the Pacific Fleet, led by a large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Panteleev." They came out of Vladivostok in March of this year and today form the basis for grouping the Russian Navy in the region.

In turn, the large landing ships PF "Relight" and "Admiral Nevel" is now moving from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk. "

"At present, in different parts of the world ocean combat service tasks performed ten ships of various classes of the Pacific Fleet," — concluded March.

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