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Russian corvette "Stoyky" will form a convoy in the Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy watch

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Moscow. February 25. INTERFAX - The corvette "Stoyky" and the tanker "Kola" have started an anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden, the Baltic Fleet said on Thursday.

The "Stoyky" in the designated area began to form a convoy for its escort from the Gulf of Aden to the entrance to the Red Sea. On board the ships of the detachment there are marine units that are trained taking into account the experience of actions to combat pirates, " the report says.

The day before, the detachment made a business call at the port of Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman, where it replenished water and food supplies.

"The material part and armament of the corvette are functioning normally. The personnel are healthy and ready to perform their tasks," the BF informs.

As reported by Interfax, a detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet consisting of the corvette "Stoyky", the medium sea tanker" Kola "and the sea tug" Yakov Grebelsky " left Baltiysk for a long trip in mid-December last year. On February 15 and 16, the corvette Stoyky and the tanker Kola took part in a joint Russian-Iranian naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and the northwestern Indian Ocean.

The Russian and Iranian sailors practiced artillery firing at a surface target, exchanging signals during the day and at night, episodes of joint maneuvering, freeing a merchant ship captured by pirates, as well as extinguishing a simulated fire on the ship.

The Stoyky corvette is the third production ship of Project 20380. The Project 20380 corvettes have a displacement of 2 thousand tons, a length of more than 100 meters, a maximum speed of up to 27 knots, and an autonomous navigation range of 4 thousand miles.

The ships of the project 20380 are armed with 100-millimeter universal artillery systems, anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems, and anti-ship missiles. The air group of the ship includes one Ka-27PL helicopter.

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