The French Fregate ‘Vandemaire’ Arrived at the Port of Vladivostok
The main aim of the visit is joint Russian-French excercise on communications and joint manoeuvring
VLADIVOSTOK. April 6. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The French fregate ‘Vandemaire’ arrived at the main base of the RF Navy Pacific Fleet. The main aim of the visit is further strengthening of friendship and naval cooperation between the fleets and carrying out of joint Russian-French excercise on communications and joint manoeuvring.
The big submarine chaser ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ is the leading vessel of the training exercises.
The chaser is under command of Andrey Kuznetsov, the post captain.
‘It was very pleasant for us to see French sailors at the Russian territory. In August last year our ship ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ was also the leading ship and we hosted the same French frigate, participated in exercises’ – said the captain. ‘The French party has a positive attitudes towards conducting of the loint Russian-French exercises, because Russian and French vessels will persue defencive at the Arabia Gulf. They will fight agains piracy.’
The French fregate usually stands guard at New Caledonia. There 92 crew members on board, including 12 catering officers. And every year this fregate cruises around the Pacific Ocean for three months. Three days ago the French navy was in Japan and after Vladivostok the ship will set sail for South Korea. This is the ship that travells much.
‘Vandemaire’ will stay in Vladivostok for three days. During this period the guests will meet the command of the RF Navy Pacific Fleet, make an official visit to the major of the city, lay a wreath to eternal light to memorial ‘Military fame of the Pacific Fleet’. They will also participate at sports meeting.
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