Russia’s Mediterranean Squadron to Receive Large Landing Ship
The Alexander Otrakovsky large landing ship of the Northern Fleet will join a group of the Russian ships in the Mediterranean Sea. The Alexander Otrakovsky has already passed preventive maintenance and replenishment at the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet and headed for the Mediterranean Sea. This was announced by Captain 1st Rank Vadim Serga, a spokesman for the Northern Fleet, on Wednesday.
“The large landing ship will join a group of the Russian ships to operate in the Mediterranean Sea on a permanent basis,” Mr. Serga stated.
It should be noted that Russia has started forming the Mediterranean Squadron by sending a detachment of the Pacific Fleet’s ships to the region in March 2013. The Mediterranean group of the Russian ships currently includes vessels from the Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets.