The ships of the Caspian Flotilla went to sea to go to Iran

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Crews will take part in the Sea Cup competition

ROSTOV-ON-DON, August 13. /TASS/. The crews of the small artillery ships "Makhachkala" and " Astrakhan "of the Caspian Flotilla have begun the transition to the port of Bender-Enzeli to participate in the"Sea Cup" competition. This was reported to journalists on Friday in the press service of the Southern Military District.

"The crews of the small artillery ships Makhachkala and Astrakhan of the Caspian Flotilla have left their base in the Republic of Dagestan and are making the transition to the port of Bandar-Enzeli (Iran) to participate in the Sea Cup competition of the 2021 Army International Games, "the report says.

The press service clarified that the Caspian Flotilla will be represented at the competition by Makhachkala, and the Astrakhan ,in turn, will be at the competition as a reserve ship.

The military sailors will have to compete with the crews of ships of other participating countries in several disciplines. The crew of the Russian vessel will perform live firing from artillery installations on a floating mine that simulates a surface ship of a target and an air target. Also, the crews of ships with a displacement of up to 1 thousand tons will compete in the use of weapons, the fight for the survivability of the ship, maritime training and rescue training.

The Sea Cup Sea training competition among the crews of surface ships of the participating countries will be held from August 25 to September 4 at the Iranian naval base.

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