Posted on August 09, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

One of Russia's Baltic Fleet's frigates, Yaroslav Mudry, has left the port of Djibouti to begin an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden.

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s Spokesman Roman Martov said on Tuesday: "After leaving the port of Djibouti, the Russian combat ship Yaroslav Mudry has embarked on an anti-piracy mission in the area of the Horn of Africa".

While at the port of Djibouti, the crew on board Yaroslav Mudry stocked up on food supplies and carried out ship maintenance.

The warship left the naval habour of Baltiysk on the 15th April to transit to the Gulf of Aden.

As part of the anti-piracy mission the missile frigate will act as the Russian presence and will follow preexisting combat training plans to ensure safe shipping in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. 

The Yaroslav Mudry is the Project 11540 ‘Hawk’ frigate built at the Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast in Kaliningrad.

The frigate is designated to search for, detect and track enemy submarines, provide anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare defence for combat ships and vessels at sea, and provide support for land troops.

The Yaroslav Mudry has been in service since July 2009.

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