The Russian Navy’s Steregushchy-class corvette, Soobrazitelny (531) has departed the port of Djibouti for her mission in the Gulf of Aden.
During the visit to the port of Djibouti, the military seamen replenished the required supplies. The part of the crew, free of duty and watch, visited the shore. In addition, during the stopover, Russian seamen carried out the necessary maintenance and examined the ship.
The ship will continue to perform tasks within the regular presence of the Russian Navy in the areas of the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa, potentially piracy-dangerous areas.
The detachment of the Baltic Fleet made up of the corvettes Boiky, Soobrazitelny, and replenishment tanker, Kola sailed off Baltiysk on Oct. 14. Currently the corvette, Boiky and replenishment tanker are on mission in the Mediterranean, and the corvette Soobrazitelny is in the Indian Ocean.
Soobrazitelnyy (Smart/Astute) is the second ship of the latest class of corvettes of the Russian Navy, the Steregushchy-class.
The ship built by the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St.Petersburg and was laid down in May 2003. It was launched in late March 2010 and joined the Baltic Fleet in the 2011.
The ship is the first of the class to be fitted with the Redut system intended to increase its anti-aircraft capabilities with respect to the Kashtan CIWS previously used.