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HMS Somerset escorts Russian task group

HMS Somerset escorts Russian task group 30/03/2016 A Royal Navy warship has shadowed a Russian Naval Task Group transiting through the English Channel and up the East Coast of the UK. HMS Somerset, a Type 23 Frigate, along with her Merlin helicopter was used to detect and monitor the movement of the Russian warship, Vice Admiral Kulakov and her supporting ships. HMS Somerset was on a training mission when she received the call to locate and escort the Russian Units. As with other Royal Navy ships operating around the UK, HMS Somerset was at a high state of alert to deal with any maritime security task, including the monitoring of transits through the UK area of responsibility by non-NATO warships. The Vice Admiral Kulakov is a Russian Udaloy class Destroyer and was returning from a deployment to Syria. It was accompanied by a tanker and tug, which is standard procedure for...

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