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BSF Tanker Ivan Bubnov Heading for Gulf of Aden

BSF Tanker Ivan Bubnov Heading for Gulf of Aden 24.04.2012
Text: Russian Defense Ministry
Photo: Large seagoing replenishment tanker Ivan Bubnov. mil.ru
Black Sea Fleet (BSF) large seagoing replenishment tanker Ivan Bubnov has successfully passed the straits and entered the Mediterranean Sea with the view to reach the Gulf of Aden.

The tanker's task is to maintain activities of Russian Navy's counter-piracy task unit deployed to the region. BSF marine unit is on board to protect the ship when passing straits and at anchorage.

Seagoing tug MB-304 recently left Sevastopol and soon will join Ivan Bubnov in the Mediterranean to accomplish analogous tasks.

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