Russian Pacific Fleet to visit Myanmar
A detachment of the Russian Pacific Fleet led by flagship Admiral Panteleev under command of Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov will pay a friendly visit to the Thilawa Sea Port from December 7 to 10.
The large anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Panteleev is Udaloy-class destroyer which has been in active service since 1988.
The warship has the length of 163 m, speed of 35 knots, range of 10 500 nautical miles and 293 crew members aboard. During present voyage the flagship is accompanied by tanker Boris Butoma.
Staring from March 29, 2009 Admiral Panteleev was deployed as a part of operation to combat piracy off the Somalia coast and since then has regularly participated in the patrol operations of the Russian Naval Task Force in the waters of Horn of Africa. Safeguarding the international navigation routes in this part of the ocean, her crew members and the attached unit of the Marine Infantry successfully prevented pirate attacks against numerous commercial vessels from different countries.
While in Myanmar, the crew members will visit the Ayeyawady Naval Regional Command and naval facilities, as well as to go for a sightseeing tour around Yangon. During its anchorage in the Thilawa Port the warship will be opened for public on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.