Russian Northern Fleet Enters Bay of Biscay

Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet vessels departed the English Channel and entered the Bay of Biscay on Monday.

According to the Russian Department of Defence, the group, led by the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk and consisting of LLS Alexander Otrakovsky, Sliva class rescue tug SB-406 and tanker Dubna, conducted exercises a day earlier during a stop in the Gulf of Saint-Malo. Sailors practiced measures to combat underwater sabotage forces and held other security drills.

Thanks to favorable weather, the crew planned to conduct anti-submarine aviation flights of the Ka-27 helicopters during their deployment.

The vessels sailed over 1,900 miles since their departure from the northern city of Severomorsk on November 20.

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Naval Today Staff, Image: Russian Department of Defence

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