Thursday, November 4, 2010

Russian Navy will continue patrolling off the Horn of Africa

The regular presence of warships belonging to the Russian Navy off the Horn of Africa will continue, said a Defense Ministry spokesman.

According to him, in December of this year a large anti-submarine ship “the Admiral Vinogradov”, a tanker "Pechenga" and a rescue tug will begin operating there to fulfill the tasks of protecting merchant shipping.

Currently on combat duty in the dangerous waters is a large war ship belonging to the Russian Navy, “Admiral Levchenko”.

Since July of this year it has escorted 13 convoys and provided security for 57 civilian ships.