Russian Navy ship makes a short visit to Falmouth
The 343-foot Russian Navy corvette Soobrazitelny will make a short visit to Falmouth to pick up stores tomorrow.
Deputy naval regional commander for Wales and the West of England, commander Tom Herman, said: “The RFN Soobrazitelny is making a routine visit to Falmouth to replenish supplies on board, on her way back from a visit to Cork in Ireland.
“We welcome this visit to our port which shows how old enmities are now far in the past and highlights the steady improvement in our engagement program.
"I’m sure we can look forward to seeing more visits from Russian warships to British ports.”
The ship will dock at approximately 8.30am on October 24 and will leave at 8pm on the same day.
It is very much a working visit to embark stores and the ship’s crew will remain within the confines of the dockyard throughout.
Launched in 2010, Soobrazitelny is based in the Baltic.
The ship is returning home after taking part in an International Naval Festival in Cork, alongside the Royal Navy’s frigate HMS Northumberland and ships of the French and Belgian Navies, all as guests of the Irish Navy.