Russian oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky is escorting the sailing ship Nadezhda in the Gulf of Aden
The oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky, which is making a planned distant ocean cruise hydrographic researches of the World Ocean, is currently escorting the sailer Nadezhda (home port of Vladivostok) through the potentially dangerous areas of the Gulf of Aden, says press center of RF Defence Ministry. Aboard the sailer, there are students of the Maritime State University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy.
The research vessel is carrying , there is an authorised anti-terror group from the Navy's marines. Being aboard the research vessel, the group will accompany the sailboat ‘Nadezhda’ through the Gulf of Aden to the island of Socotra (Indian Ocean). OIS Admiral Vladimirsky ensures security of the sailer in the areas of increased pirate danger. It is planned that both ships will arrive to the island of Socotra on May 30.
The oceanographic research vessel ‘Admiral Vladimirsky’ is part of the Russian Baltic Fleet.