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VLADIVOSTOK, May 4. /TASS/. A detachment of ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet including the big antisubmarine ship Admiral Vinogradov, the oceanic rescue ship Fotiy Krylov and the tanker Irkut that is now making a long distance voyage has called in the port of Muara in Brunei and is preparing to join the international naval exercise ADMM-PLUS-2016 in the South China Sea, the chief of the press service of Russia's Eastern Military District told TASS on Wednesday.
"The ships will leave the port to drill episodes of the war games as part of a multinational force," he said. "They will take part in communication maneuvers, simulate patrolling of a designated water area and take part in joint antiterrorist actions with counterpart naval forces from other countries ."
"In line with the plan of the exercise, the crews of the ships will also join a helicopter exercise and an operation to cut short the contraband of weapons," Martov said, adding that the exercise would be held in the territorial waters of Brunei-Darussalam.
The ships will call out of the port on May 5.
On Monday, the Pacific Fleet's delegation took part in the opening ceremony of the naval war games that brought together the ships of ten countries. It also received a Russian diplomatic mission led by the Russian ambassador to Brunei, Vladislav Semivolos, aboard the Admiral Vinogradov and held a protocol meeting with the commander-in-chief of Brunei's Naval Force.
Martov indicated that after Brunei the ships would call into the port of Singapore, also as part of ADMM-PLUS-2016, on May 8.