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VLADIVOSTOK, November 2 (Itar-Tass) — A squadron of Russia’s Pacific Fleet ships has left Vladivostok for its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.
The squadron includes the Marshall Shaposhnikov destroyer, the Irkut tanker and the Alatau rescue boat, the fleet’s press service said on Friday.
En route to the Gulf of Aden ships led by Rear Admiral Vladimir Vdovenko will call in the Indian port of Mumbai. The Russian squadron plans to hold joint naval drills with India’s Navy.
Moreover, ships will also visit ports of Thailand, South Korea, Djibouti and Seychelles.
The crew is ready to fulfil its mission, the commander of the large anti-submarine ship, Captain First Rank Andrei Kuznetsov, said. Onboard the ship are the air group with two Ka-27 helicopters and marine infantry divisions that underwent anti-piracy trainings.
In May 2010 during its first mission to the Gulf of Aden the Marshall Shaposhnikov held an unprecedented operation to free the Moscow University tanker seized by Somali pirates.