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After completing the 118-day voyage to the Mediterranean, the frigate Admiral Makarov on Monday, after passing the Bosphorus, returned to the Black Sea, Istanbul information portals reported publishing photos of its passage through the strait.
During the passage of the ship carrying cruise missiles “Caliber”, he was accompanied by a boat of the Turkish coast guard along the Bosphorus. Currently, he is heading towards Sevastopol in the neutral waters of the Black Sea.
It is noted that as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, he was replaced by the similar frigate Admiral Essen, which passed through the Black Sea straits in a southerly direction on 1 March.
Earlier on Monday, the official representative of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF), Aleksey Rulev, said that the frigate Admiral Makarov was returning to Sevastopol after completing tasks in the Mediterranean.
“The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet Admiral Makarov completed the planned fulfillment of tasks as part of the permanent group of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and headed for the place of permanent location — the hero city of Sevastopol,” said Rulev
The crew of the frigate performed tasks as part of the permanent grouping of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea from November 2018.
The arrival and entry of the ship into Sevastopol, as well as its solemn meeting with the command of the Black Sea Fleet, is scheduled for March 5.
Source: Maritime News of Russia