On board the patrol ship "Neustrashimy" a lesson was held with officers of the Baltic Fleet
January 17, 2023 at 7:50 Subject: Navy
On board the Neustrashimy patrol ship, under the guidance of the commander of the Baltic Fleet, Admiral Viktor Liina, a demonstration lesson was held on the methods of receiving and evaluating the first task of the surface ship combat training course. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the event was attended by the heads of departments, departments and services of the Baltic Fleet, commanders of formations, chiefs of staff, as well as commanders of ships of the 1st and 2nd ranks, their senior assistants and chief specialists of the naval formations of the Baltic Fleet.
The military department added that during the lesson, the participants were brought to the requirements of the guidelines for organizing the verification of the basic training of ships. Then the commander of the Baltic Fleet, Admiral Viktor Liina, personally checked the quality and completeness of the development of course tasks on the ship, assessed the skills of the personnel in organizing issues of daily activities.
The crew of the "Neustrashimy" conducted exercises and training to prepare the ship for the voyage, to fight for survivability when moored at the pier, and to defend the ship against sabotage at the basing point.
The combat and daily organization of the ship is the basis for preparing the crew to perform tasks for their main purpose, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation noted. It involves working out actions to prepare a ship for a battle and a campaign, to shoot from anchor and mooring lines, carry out air defense measures, fight for survivability in conditions of parking in a base, organize personnel actions in conditions of radiation, chemical and biological contamination, conduct anti-sabotage defense and many other elements.
Similar classes are held annually in accordance with the requirements of the Navy High Command. In addition to developing a common understanding among the command staff and specialists of the organization of testing, acceptance and evaluation of the course task, this event allows for a complete check of the quality of the maintenance of the ship and assess the preparedness of its crew for actions according to its intended purpose, the military department added.
Recall that the lead patrol ship of project 11540 Neustrashimy, built in 1993 at Yantar, arrived at its native shipyard in 2014 for modernization. It was planned to return it to service at the end of 2016, however, the fault detection revealed the need for a large amount of additional work and the transfer of the TFR was postponed until November 2017. Then it was about 2018-2019.
In February 2021, the general director of Yantar, Ilya Samarin, said that Neustrashimy should be handed over to the Navy by the end of the year, but these deadlines could not be met either.
The Fearless began sea trials in mid-February 2022. In early April, information appeared that the ship should return to service by the end of the month, but later shipyard representatives said that the TFR would be handed over to the Navy by mid-May. As a result, the tests of the ship were completed only in December.