Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet vessels departed the English Channel and entered the Bay of Biscay on Monday.
According to the Russian Department of Defence, the group, led by the anti-submarine vessel Severomorsk and consisting of LLS Alexander Otrakovsky, Sliva class rescue tug SB-406 and tanker Dubna, conducted exercises a day earlier during a stop in the Gulf of Saint-Malo. Sailors practiced measures to combat underwater sabotage forces and held other security drills.
Thanks to favorable weather, the crew planned to conduct anti-submarine aviation flights of the Ka-27 helicopters during their deployment.
The vessels sailed over 1,900 miles since their departure from the northern city of Severomorsk on November 20.
Naval Today Staff, Image: Russian Department of Defence