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Pacific Fleet convoy back to base in Vladivostok after mission in Mediterranean

December 25, 2013, 10:48 UTC+3 VLADIVOSTOK
During the far mission The Admiral Panteleyev and the warships from the Pacific Fleet convoy have made a record number of visits at the ports of different countries
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Russian destroyer Admiral Panteleyev

Russian destroyer Admiral Panteleyev

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VLADIVOSTOK, December 25. /ITAR-TASS/. The convoy of several warships of the Russian Pacific Fleet headed by the big anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, which had been on a military mission in the Mediterranean Sea for nine months, has sailed back to its main naval base in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday.

Apart of the big anti-submarine ship the convoy includes the landing ships Admiral Nevelskoy and Peresvet, the ocean-going rescue ship Fotiy Krylov and the tanker Pechenga. The Admiral Panteleyev and the landing ships have anchored in Zolotoy Rog Bay in central Vladivostok at the headquarters of the Russian Pacific Fleet, the ocean-going rescue ship and the tanker have moored at their permanent base, the press service of the Pacific Fleet reported.

These warships set out from Vladivostok on March 19, 2013. Over the past months the Russian warships have made the crossings of Pacific and Indian Oceans, sailed in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Aden, the Mediterranean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, Black, Arabian and Red Seas.

During the far mission The Admiral Panteleyev and the warships from the Pacific Fleet convoy have made a record number of visits at the ports of different countries, including Singapore, Bur Safaga (Egypt), Bandar Abbas (Iran), Salalah (Oman), Limassol (the Republic of Cyprus), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and have made an inter-fleet crossing to the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.

This most numerous Pacific Fleet convoy has paid the latest visit to the port of Singapore on December 3-6. The Russian sailors have celebrated the 200th anniversary of Russian Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy at the port.

A festive welcome ceremony of the Russian warships was held at the mooring of the Pacific Fleet’s headquarters. Russian naval sailors, who had sailed in the oceans and the seas for nine months, came back to their families after a long military mission.

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