Russian destroyer helps Ukrainian fisherman adrift in Mediterranean

The crew of the Russian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov rendered assistance to an Ukrainian fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea on November 24.

According to the Russian ministry of defense, the Northern Fleet warship towed the distressed Ukrainian fishing boat to an anchorage in the area of the Greek Gavdos Island.

Vice Admiral Kulakov received a mayday call from the fishing boat on November 24 after it had been adrift for two days.

After reaching the boat, medical personnel aboard the destroyer provided medical assistance to an injured Ukrainian seaman.

According to the ministry of defense, the Vice Admiral Kulakov will continue its mission with the Russian naval task group in the Mediterranean Sea led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

While it is not in English, the video below shows the assistance mission.

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