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South Korean destroyer, supply ship visit Vladivostok

September 16, 2012, 17:49 UTC+3

Vladivostok is the first leg of their tour

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VLADIVOSTOK, September 16 (Itar-Tass) —— A South Korean destroyer and a supply ship arrived in Vladivostok on Sunday on a visit. The ships have 130 Naval Academy cadets aboard, the Russian Pacific Fleet press service reported.

Vladivostok is the first leg of their tour. There will be visits to ten foreign ports more.

South Korean cadets have been to Vladivostok for the eighth time. They paid their first visit to the main base of the Russian Pacific Fleet in 1996 to strengthen bilateral friendship. The sailors will meet with Russian colleagues and South Koreans residing in Vladivostok and will go on a sightseeing tour, including the premises of the Far Eastern Federal University.

South Korean and Pacific Fleet commanders will lay wreaths to the Pacific Fleet Military Glory Monument on Monday. Sailors will have a soccer match.

The South Korean naval training unit has a 59-year-long history. Training ships have visited 470 ports and covered the total distance of 1.56 million kilometers.

Due to an approaching typhoon, the visit to Vladivostok started a day earlier than planned. The South Korean ships will leave Vladivostok for San Francisco on September 17.



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