In Bulgaria, Varna, the repair of a large landing ship "Caesar Kunikov", which will soon be towed to Sevastopol, reports RIA News with reference to the head of the press service of the Black Sea Fleet Vyacheslav Trukhachev.
Ship repair began in July 2013 and was carried out at the expense of Bulgaria's outstanding debt to the USSR.
"The large landing ship of the Black Sea fleet "Caesar Kunikov" under the command of the captain of the second rank Roman Kotlyarov completed a one and a half year repair at the shipyard "Fleet Arsenal" in the Bulgarian port of Varna »- said the head of the press service.
He also added that "in the coming days, the Russian and Bulgarian sides are planning to sign documents on the completion of work on the ship." At the end of November, the BDK should be towed to Sevastopol, where "after the crew has handed over the course tasks, he will join the forces of constant readiness."
Help Agency: The “BDK-64” amphibious assault ship of the 775 project was built at the shipyard in Gdansk (Poland) and the 30 of September 1986 was commissioned on September. In May, 1989, the ship received a new name - "Caesar Kunikov". Ships of this project have a displacement of 4080 tons, a length of 112,5 meters and a width of 15 meters. The ship is capable of speeding up to 18 nodes and transporting up to 500 tons of equipment and cargo, as well as 225 paratroopers. ”