Flag of the Russian Navy was solemnly flown on the second modern anti-sabotage vessel Grachonok in Sevastopol
The solemn ceremony of flying the flag of the Russian Navy was held on the second modern anti-sabotage vessel Grachonok (project 21980) of the Black Sea Fleet Guard brigade decorated with the Order of the Red Banner.
St. Andrew’s flag was flown on the first vessel of this batch arrived in Sevastopol at the end of the last year.
The anti-sabotage vessels (project 21980) are designed for fighting sabotage groups at the water areas of the Navy stationing sites.
Being of 138 tons displacement, the Grachonok vessels are equipped with a navigation radar and up-to-date range sonar for identifying underwater sabotage forces. They are armed with Igla portable air defense systems, large-caliber machine-guns and anti-sabotage weapons (grenade launchers).
The Black Sea Fleet is equipped with five anti-sabotage vessels (project 21980).