Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov
On 6 April 2003, Marshal Shoposhnikov left port, along with Admiral Panteleyev and the tanker Vladir Koechitsky, to start a deployment to the Indian Ocean, where exercises with the Indian Navy were planned for May 2003. A number of Black Sea Fleet ships, plus, possibly, cruise missile submarines, joined the deployment.
On 6 May 2010, Russian Naval Infantry from Marshal Shaposhnikov rescued the hijacked tanker MV Moscow University. The entire crew escaped unharmed. Moscow University had been hijacked by Somali pirates on 5 May 2010 off Socotra Island. The commandos from Marshal Shaposhnikov detained 10 pirates and killed one during the release of the tanker.
In November 2014, Marshal Shaposhnikov was part of a four-ship deployment to international waters off Australia. The deployment was believed to be linked to the 2014 G-20 Brisbane summit and growing tensions between the two nations.
- Richard Scott, 'Russia deploys naval squadron to Indian Ocean,' Jane's Defence Weekly, 16 April 2003, p.6
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