Russian Pacific Fleet to Receive 12 Vessels This Year
Russia’s Pacific Fleet has received 10 new auxiliary and special vessels in 2014, with two more ships to join the Pacific Fleet by the end of the year. This was announced by Roman Martov, a spokesman for the Eastern Military District, on Monday.
“This year has become a starting point for the modernization of the Pacific Fleet’s naval component. The Pacific Fleet is due to receive 12 new vessels this year for the first time since the Soviet era,” Mr. Martov said.
In particular, the Pacific Fleet took delivery of the Grachonok anti-sabotage boats and BGK-2151 large hydrographic boats. In late November, the RB-406 and RB-407 tugboats arrived in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky from St. Petersburg to enter service with the Pacific Fleet before the end of 2014. According to the Pacific Fleet’s Command, adoption of these auxiliary and special vessels will increase the effectiveness and will have a positive impact on the activities of the Russian Navy.