Northern Fleet frigate Admiral Gorshkov makes a call at the port of Ecuador
A detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, completed a business call at the port of Puerto Bolivar of the Republic of Ecuador on the west coast of South America and continued to perform tasks under the long-range cruise plan.
The frigate is accompanied by the logistics vessel Elbrus and the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker. In the port, the Russian Navy men celebrated the Day of Russia, replenished their water and food supplies and were given the opportunity for a short rest on the shore.
At 10:00 am local time, the Russian ships unmoored and left Puerto Bolivar for the Pacific Ocean. The detachment is heading South. A few days later, the ships will meet with the tanker Kama and make the transition through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean Sea.
A detachment of ships and vessels set out on a long trip from Severomorsk on February 26. Along with the frigate Admiral Gorshkov the detachment is made up of the support vessel Elbrus, middle-size sea tanker Kama and rescue tug Nikolay Chiker. From the beginning of the long voyage, the ships and vessels of the detachment have covered about 26,000 nautical miles.
It is the first voyage for the frigate Admiral Gorshkov. During the long-distance voyage, the frigate has made calls at the ports of Djibouti and Colombo as well as to the Chinese port of Qingdao to participate in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy.