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Russia: Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to port after aiding distressed Ukrainian fishermen01:28

Russia: Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to port after aiding distressed Ukrainian fishermen

Russian Federation, Severomorsk
December 13, 2016 at 17:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Udaloy-class anti-submarine destroyer, Vice-Admiral Kulakov, returned to the Severomorsk port on Tuesday after active duty in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel came to assist a distressed Ukrainian fishing boat on November 25, and eventually towed it into a Greek port, south of Crete.

The Captain of the Kulakov, Maksim Shumilov, said "Their main engine broke down and they [Ukrainian sailors] drifted for about two days, and, I’d like to say, that, in these two days their captain watched eight passing vessels, but not one of them answered the SOS signal. We heard the signal, I think we have done our duty, and saved them."

The Commander of Russia’s Northern Fleet, Nikolai Yevvmenov, added "It’s final joint mission was with Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, it [Vice-Admiral Kulakov] provided defence to the group. In a restless and unstable situation, the sailors proved their courage, heroism, high professionalism and naval solidarity."

Submarine Destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov is part of the Russian Northern Fleet and is based in Severomorsk. Apart from various kinds of missiles, the ship carries on board two Ka-27 helicopters which helps locate targets underwater, with sonar systems being used to pick up objects in deep water.

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The Udaloy-class anti-submarine destroyer, Vice-Admiral Kulakov, returned to the Severomorsk port on Tuesday after active duty in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel came to assist a distressed Ukrainian fishing boat on November 25, and eventually towed it into a Greek port, south of Crete.

The Captain of the Kulakov, Maksim Shumilov, said "Their main engine broke down and they [Ukrainian sailors] drifted for about two days, and, I’d like to say, that, in these two days their captain watched eight passing vessels, but not one of them answered the SOS signal. We heard the signal, I think we have done our duty, and saved them."

The Commander of Russia’s Northern Fleet, Nikolai Yevvmenov, added "It’s final joint mission was with Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, it [Vice-Admiral Kulakov] provided defence to the group. In a restless and unstable situation, the sailors proved their courage, heroism, high professionalism and naval solidarity."

Submarine Destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov is part of the Russian Northern Fleet and is based in Severomorsk. Apart from various kinds of missiles, the ship carries on board two Ka-27 helicopters which helps locate targets underwater, with sonar systems being used to pick up objects in deep water.

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