The annual 24 meeting of APEC leaders (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) will be held on September 2-9 in Vladivostok. This is the first APEC summit, which is held in Russia. The total investment in preparing for the summit was about 600 billion rubles.
"The command of the Primorsky regional Border Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia, naval border guards, representatives of the Vladivostok mayor's office took part in the solemn flag raising ceremony," the agency’s source said.
He noted that the Sobol was designed and built in St. Petersburg on the stocks of the Almaz central marine design bureau. The construction was carried out under a state contract. The displacement of the new vessel - 70 tons, develops a speed of more than 40 nodes, the crew - ten people, on the deck - 14,5-mm naval thumb machinegun.
“The new high-speed ship is intended for patrol duty in coastal waters. After the summit, the crew of the Sobol will begin patrolling coastal waters in Primorye,” the source said.