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Saturday, April 25, 2015

New seagoing tugboat "Alexander Piskunov" joins Russian Navy's auxiliary fleet

Alexander PiskunovThe tug "Alexander Piskunov," built at Khabarovsk Shipyard (part of Far Eastern Centre of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair) has entered service with the Pacific Fleet's auxiliaries, the ECSSR press release said.

A ceremony of hoisting flag of auxiliary fleet was held at Berth No 33 of Korabelnaya embankment of Vladivostok.

This is the first support vessel in the Pacific Fleet named after Captain, Cap. 1 rank Alexander Piskunov, who was chief of the Pacific Fleet's service fleet in 1998-2009.

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