The Russian large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has rendered assistance to persons in distress in the Mediterranean sea, the Ukrainian fishing boat. It is reported by the defense Ministry, which cites RIA “Novosti”.

24 Nov at 8:20 Moscow time, “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” has received a distress signal and immediately went to the aid of stranded ship. At 9:45 a Russian ship came to the Ukrainian fishing vessel “097”, assigned to the port of Mariupol. The Russian sailors and the doctors landed on the distress of the Ukrainian vessel and gave medical assistance to two injured members of the Ukrainian crew.

It is reported that all on the ship “097” there were seven citizens of Ukraine. The ship lost course on November 21 and two days were in the drift.

“Currently, the Russian sailors determine the need for evacuation team, the possibility of stroke recovery vehicle or towing to the nearest port,” the defense Ministry said. The rescue operation is complicated due to four-wave of the sea, thunderstorms and squally wind.

Large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” is in the Mediterranean sea as part of a permanent grouping of the Russian Navy. Hike the Russian ship aircraft carrier group to the Mediterranean sea began on 15 October. It also includes the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Pyotr Veliky”, a large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk” and the ships security. Later they were joined by the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”. Sources The Sunday Times on 30 October reported that the ship’s band of the Russian Federation joined three Russian submarines, equipped with cruise missiles “Caliber”.

BOD “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” launched on may 16, 1980, entered the fleet in 1982. Until the early 1990-ies the ship is constantly involved in exercises and campaigns, performed the tasks of combat service in the Mediterranean sea, made an official visit to Cuba.

The Russian ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” saved the crew of the Ukrainian vessel in the Mediterranean sea 24.11.2016

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