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Russian Mariners Replenish Supplies in Pacific

Russian Mariners Replenish Supplies in Pacific 20.08.2012
Text: Eastern Military District Press Service
Photo: Destroyer Admiral Panteleyev. mil.ru
Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit consisting of destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, oiler Boris Butoma, and rescue tug Fotiy Krylov headed by Capt 1 Rank Sergei Sobokar continues its mission in the Pacific Ocean.

Through the recent two days of the cruise, Russian naval mariners held a number of shipborne drills. In particular, after entering the 11-th time zone PF task unit replenished fuel and fresh water by means of oiler Boris Butoma. Besides, Russian servicemen practiced repelling attack of "enemy" antiship missiles.

On Aug 16, crew of Admiral Panteleyev and attached marine unit held a small-arms firing drill.

According to reports of the task unit's command to Pacific Fleet HQ, crews feel well and equipment operates normally.

The Russian Navy's task unit will call at Japanese port Maizuru on Aug 28. Within 4 days, PF servicemen will pay a number of courtesy visits, have a rest, replenish supplies and then set the homeward course. The unit is expected to arrive in Vladivostok early Sept. Recall that on Aug 6 the Russian ships left American naval base Pearl Harbor.

Throughout the visit started on June 29, Russian mariners took part in the world's largest international naval exercise RIMPAC-2012 nearby the Hawaii.

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