The anti-sabotage ship “P-433” of the Black Sea Fleet on Wednesday proceeded through the Black Sea straits to the Mediterranean Sea, heading for Syria, Istanbul Internet portals reported publishing photos of its passage through the Bosporus.
According to the Russian classification, the anti-sabotage boat of project 21980 “Grachonok” is intended for the protection of water areas of naval bases of the Russian Navy, for combating sabotage and terrorist forces and facilities in the basin water areas and close approaches to them.
On Wednesday, also through the Black Sea straits in the Mediterranean, the rescue marine tug of the Black Sea Fleet “Shakhter” proceeded.
In addition, on Wednesday a large amphibious ship of the Russian Navy Nikolai Filchenkov entered the water area of the Mediterranean. According to the Istanbul websites, the Black Sea Fleet warship Nikolai Filchenkov goes to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the logistics base of the Russian Navy is located in the Mediterranean.
According to foreign media reports, BDK and vessels of the Russian Navy auxiliary fleet, as well as chartered vessels, participate in an operation called “Syrian Express” to deliver cargo for the Russian air group at the Khmeimim air base, the logistics base of the Navy in Tartus and the Syrian government army.
Source: Maritime News of Russia