The Northern Fleet Working Group Arrives In Kronstadt After The Global Circumnavigation

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On Tuesday, in Kronstadt, a city and a naval base near Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg, a ceremony was held to greet the working group of the North Fleet of Russia led by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov who was returning of a successful circumnavigation of the planet.

A welcome ceremony was held, directed directly by the Navy commander, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, to greet a North Fleet working group led by the newest frigate, the admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, who returned from the global circumnavigation trip to participate in the Main Naval Parade of Russia will take place in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt on July 28 , the Russian Fleet press service said in a statement.

The work team also includes the Nikolai Chiker rescue tugboat and the Elbrus multifunctional logistic support vessel.

The crews met their objectives with great success, performing the first global circumnavigation in the most recent history [of Russia]. In fact, it can now be said with certainty that the Russian Fleet resumed the circumnavigation trips of warships, suspended in the early 1990s, ” the press service quoted Yevmenov as saying.

The detachment of the North Fleet ships and support vessels began their long-distance journey on February 26. During this period, North Fleet navigators have covered more than 35,000 nautical miles in ports of Djibouti, Sri Lanka, China, Ecuador, Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. They have sailed through the canals of Suez and Panama and have crossed Ecuador in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean.During the trip, the crews performed a series of exercises.

The Northern Fleet Working Group Arrives In Kronstadt After The Global Circumnavigation

VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA MAY 1, 2019: The Admiral Gorshkov frigate leading a group of ships of the Russian Northern Fleet is seen in the Eastern Bosphorus Strait. The vessels are to take part in events marking the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II, in Vladivostok. Yuri Smityuk/TASS