Large Landing Ship “Cesar Kunikov” passed Bosphorus strait

Large Landing Ship “Cesar Kunikov” – Project 775 /

Ropucha-I class Russian Black Sea Fleet
L: 112,5 m; B: 15 m; draft: 3,7 m
Full Speed: 18 knots
Main engine: 2 diesels total power 14122 kW
Build: 1984
Ship launched in 1986. Project no. 775.

In accordance with combat training program, Black Sea Fleet (BSF) large landing ship Caesar Kunikov completes preparation for long-range cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. The ship is planned to visit ports of Greece and Montenegro in Oct-Nov, 2011

Having become traditional for BSF ships, such cruises strengthen mutual understanding among naval servicemen of Mediterranean countries and develop international cultural relations.

As is expected, the crew of Caesar Kunikov will attend festivities of the Russian Week in Greece to be held in Oct 6-10 in Corfu.

In the port of Pylos, BSF mariners will represent Russia at celebration related to anniversary of the Navarino Sea Battle. Also, large landing ship Caesar Kunikov will call at the port of Piraeus which is a sea gate to Greek capital city.

This year’s cruise program for the first time includes formal calls at Greek ports Argostolion (Cephalonia Island) and Alexandroupolis (Rhodes Island).

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