Russia: Turkish tank landing ship arrives in Novorossiysk on exchange visit

A TCG Bayraktar Class tank landing ship of the Turkish Navy arrived at the port of Novorossiysk on Tuesday with 200 Naval Academy students on board. «We were assigned to come here to your port together with 200 students on board, for them to undergo study in open sea», explained Bayraktar’s Captain Erol Kucuk. The visit is a part of the «Open Sea» programme for the Turkish Naval Academy students... Еще, which is held between 5th and 25th September. The guests met Novorossiysk Naval Base commander Oleg Shastov, as well as representatives of the city’s administration and were welcomed with the traditional bread and salt. The TCG Bayraktar Class Tank Landing Ship was launched in April 2017. It weighs more than 7,000 tonnes and boasts a length of 138 metres. The vessel is capable of carrying 350 military personnel, 20 tanks and up to 60 automobiles.

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