Sea-air cargo for Asian summit
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two patrol boats from Moscow to Vladivostok to help with security at a major summit next month.
With delegates from the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) due to converge on the eastern city in early September, the 20 metre long, 30-tonne high-speed Mangust vessels will form a vital part of the security operation. They were loaded onto Volga-Dnepr’s AN-124-100 freighter for the flight on 9 August using a ramp and rail system and a 110-ton capacity crane.
Marat Mukhametzyanov, the airline’s sales manager for Russia and Japan, said: “We have considerable experience of this kind of delivery.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried boats, yachts, submarines and submersibles all over the world during its 20-year history.