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01.26.2009 Russian Navy denies Neustrashimy frigate has technical problems
The Russian Navy has rejected media reports that the Baltic Fleet's Neustrashimy missile frigate is in an unsatisfactory technical condition, a Navy spokesman said on Friday.

01.26.2009 Frigate Neustrashimy marks Day of Navy Flag during return to port
The Baltic Fleet's Neustrashimy missile frigate, which took part in an anti-piracy campaign in the Gulf of Aden, marked The Day Of the Colors of Russian Navy on its way back to the port of Baltiysk after a long journey.

01.26.2009 France sending helicopter carrier to Gaza coast
France is sending a helicopter carrier in the neutral waters around the Gaza Strip to stop the smuggling of arms into the Palestinian territory, a news release issued by Elysee Palace says.

01.26.2009 Cruiser Moskva of Black Sea Fleet sets sails for Sicily
The Black Sea Fleet’s missile cruiser Moskva on Friday left its base Sebastopol and set sail for Sicily under the command of Captain First Class Igor Smolyak, RIA Novosti news agency announced citing the Information Service of the Black Sea Fleet.

01.26.2009 A ferry capsized in a river
A ferry capsized in a river in the central part of Vietnam on Sunday, killing at least 40m people, the AP news agency announced.

01.26.2009 Somali pirates free Biscaglia tanker sailing Liberian flag
Somali pirates have freed the earlier captured tanker Biscaglia, with 28 crewmembers, the AFP news agency announced on Friday citing the nongovernment organization Ecoterra International. The tanker was sailing under the Liberian flag.

01.26.2009 The Day of the Navigation Officer
The Day of the Navigation Officer, a professional holiday for all sailors, was celebrated on the 25th of January at the Baltic Fleet.

01.26.2009 Official firing of guns in commemoration of the creation of the Central Naval Museum
On January 24, 2009, at 12:00, the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the creation of the Central Naval Museum at the Petropavlovskaya fortress witnessed an official ceremony involving the firing of artillery guns.

01.22.2009 Russia has no alternative to Sevastopol base - naval experts
Establishing naval facilities in foreign countries will not replace Russia's Black Sea Fleet base in Sevastopol, former fleet commanders said on Tuesday.

01.22.2009 Russian destroyer leaves Baltic base on urgent mission
Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko left a naval shipyard in the country's Kaliningrad exclave on an urgent mission after having hurried repair work carried out, a shipyard spokesman said on Wednesday.

01.22.2009 Russian destroyer visits Yemen for supplies
A Russian destroyer made a scheduled visit to Yemen's largest port of Aden on Wednesday, according to Yemen press reports.

01.22.2009 Russian warship to call at Messina, Sicily on Jan. 27-30
The guided missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, will make an unofficial visit to the port of Messina in Sicily on January 27-30, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Wednesday.

01.19.2009 Russian Navy denies plans for bases in Mediterranean countries
A spokesman for the Russian Navy denied on Friday media rumors about the possible establishment of Russian naval facilities in several countries in the Mediterranean.

01.19.2009 Russian destroyer docked for repairs after Latin American tour
Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko has docked for repairs at a naval shipyard in the country's Kaliningrad exclave after its recent Latin American tour-of-duty, a shipyard spokesman said on Monday.

Ukraine denies some crew ill on hijacked Faina ship 01.19.2009 Ukraine denies some crew ill on hijacked Faina ship
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry denied on Monday media reports that some Faina crew members, held captive by Somali pirates since September, have been seriously ill.

01.16.2009 Russian rescue ship escorts freed Danish vessel to Oman
A salvage tug from Russia's Pacific Fleet is escorting a Danish ship that was earlier released by Somali pirates to Oman, a Pacific Fleet spokesman said on Friday.

01.15.2009 Russian warship leaves Cape Town for Indian Ocean
The Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered missile cruiser has left the South African port of Cape Town after a three-day visit, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Thursday.

01.12.2009 Russian warships to visit Syrian port
A naval task force from Russia's Northern Fleet will visit on Monday the Syrian port of Tartus, where the Russian Navy keeps a maintenance and resupply site, a Navy spokesman said.

01.09.2009 One dead in fire aboard aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
One sailor died in a fire yesterday aboard Northern Fleet’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which currently is on a tour of duty in the Mediterranean.

01.09.2009 Northern Fleet to boost housing construction in Severomorsk
Russia’s Northern Fleet plans to spend eight billion rubles on housing construction in Severomorsk.

12.24.2008 Russia to test-launch at least 5 Bulava ICBMs in 2009 - Navy
The number of test launches for Russia's Bulava ICBM will be increased from three or four to at least five next year, a senior Navy official said on Tuesday.

12.24.2008 Russian warships leave Cuba after landmark visit
Three Russian warships left the Cuban capital of Havana on Tuesday after the first such visit to Moscow's longtime Latin American ally since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

12.22.2008 The Russian submarine fleet celebrates 50 years of nuclear power
The first Soviet nuclear powered submarine, the K-3, later named Leninsky Komsomol, was delivered to the Soviet Navy December 17 1958.

12.22.2008 Cubans line up to visit Russian warships in Havana
Cubans waited in long lines to step on board the Russian destroyer Admiral Chabanenko, which sailed into Havana Bay on Friday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

12.20.2008 Foreign spies seek information on Sevmash – FSB
Foreign intelligence services continue to try to obtain classified information on the Sevmash shipyard in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk Region, a senior FSB official said. The countries involved included the United States and "some of its NATO allies".

12.20.2008 Russian warship calls at Lisbon
Russia's Admiral Levchenko destroyer has called at the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Friday.

12.20.2008 Russian warship escorts 8 commercial vessels off Somalia
Russia's Northern Fleet Neustrashimy (Fearless) missile frigate is escorting a group of commercial ships off the Somali coast, a Russian Navy spokesman said on Friday.

12.19.2008 Somali pirates may release Ukrainian ship, crew by Christmas
The Faina, a Ukrainian ship captured by Somali pirates in September, may be released by Christmas, a Ukrainian news agency reported on Thursday.

12.19.2008 Russia's Yury Dolgoruky submarine to start sea trials by yearend
Russia's first Borey-class strategic nuclear submarine will start sea trials by the end of 2008, a defense industry source said on Thursday.

12.18.2008 Russia to hold more test launches of Bulava ICBM in 2009
Russia will hold several more test launches of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile next year before a final decision to adopt it for service is made, a senior Navy official said on Tuesday.

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