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Russia May Use Tartus Naval Base to Maintain Anti-Piracy Mission

Russia May Use Tartus Naval Base to Maintain Anti-Piracy Mission 23.11.2012
Text: PortNews
Black Sea Fleet (BSF) task group heading for the Somali coast to fight piracy is undergoing technical maintenance; to perform light repairs, experts of Russian floating workshop PM-56 stationed in Syrian port Tartus can be employed if needed, reports defense ministry's press service.

At present, BSF task force consisting of Guards missile cruiser Moskva, destroyer Smetlivy, landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, and auxiliary vessels has completed first stage of the long-range cruise in eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and finished preparations for the anti-piracy mission off Somalia.

The task force will be reinforced by Pacific Fleet (PF) task force in early Dec 2012.

The ships finished preparations for the cruise to the Indian Ocean on Nov 24; passage of the Suez Canal is scheduled on Nov 27.

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