It is reported that BOD left the main 29 base in June, “in early August, the crew made the transition as part of a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Russian Navy from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, after which it continued moving in a southerly direction”.
From late August to mid-October, the ship operated in the southern part of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. “The main task of the ship was to ensure the regular naval presence of Russia in the region and the safety of civilian navigation,” the press service noted.
In the second half of October, sailors performed tasks in the Mediterranean.
During the long voyage, the Vice Admiral Kulakov made four business calls to foreign ports - Limassol (Cyprus), Salalah (Oman), Alexandria (Egypt) and Lisbon (Portugal).