After several departures in recent weeks we are today recording two new entries of Russian vessels into the Mediterranean.
Although both are assigned to the Black Sea Fleet these are two auxiliary units that are headed to Tartus, Syria.
They are the Tug Sergey Balk and the Tanker Vice-admiral Paromov.
The Tug Sergey Balk laid down 30 October 2014 at the Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant (yard No.410), launched 27 December 2016, commissioned 21 February 2020 and was assigned to the Black Sea Fleet.
The Tanker Vice-admiral Paromov was laid down on 01 September 2016 at Volga Shipyard, Nizhniy Novgorod (yard No.850), launched on 20 December 2018, commissioned on 08 May 2021.
This ship is versatile and capable of undertaking a wide variety of missions. It has the capacity to transport both liquid and dry cargo as well as passengers. Additionally, it can pump fuel and oil to other ships in the open sea and load significant quantities of cargo in barrels, boxes, and containers. The tanker is equipped to handle the disposal of garbage and liquid waste, including oil-contaminated water, from warships. Furthermore, it is capable of facilitating transport operations within seaports.