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Russia Forms Anti-Piracy Task Force

19:51 28/04/2012
MURMANSK, April 28 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: piracy, Admiral Tributs destroyer, Russian Navy

Russia has formed an anti-piracy naval task force in the Mediterranean, the Northern Fleet press service said on Saturday.

The force, to be led by the Udaloy class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, will combat piracy in the most dangerous part of the world’s oceans, press chief Vadim Serga said.

The task force will arrive in the Gulf of Aden in early May to join an anti-piracy mission off the Somali coast.

 

The new task force will replace the Russian Pacific Fleet’s task force led by the Admiral Tributs destroyer. The Admiral Tributs, the Pechenega tanker and a rescue tugboat arrived in the Gulf of Aden on January 12 and escorted five convoys of commercial ships since then.

 

Task forces from the Russian Navy, usually led by Udaloy class destroyers, operate in the area on a rotating basis.

 

Russian warships have successfully escorted more than 130 commercial vessels from various countries through pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast since 2008, when Russia joined the international anti-piracy mission in the region.

 

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  • drussianRIP Alexander Lebdev from 45th VDV spets
    06:59, 29/04/2012
    Shame that rian didnt even run a headline for this great soldier that sacrifcied so much for Russia...

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