One of the French helicopter carrier type "Mistral" left the port of permanent residence Saint-Nazaire and currently resides in the Bay of Biscay. About this informed the data of the global positioning system marine vessels.
According to the information service, the ship "Vladivostok" sailed from the port of Saint-Nazaire on 9 September. During the day it reached the Bay of Biscay and currently resides in the area of residential settlements of Concarneau. Second ship, " Sevastopol ", according to Marine Traffic, remains in the port of Saint-Nazaire.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine that has not yet been.
in early August it was announced that the presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande took an opinion on the stop of the contract. France has already transferred the funds for the contract and after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.