In order to assist the Independent Coastal Army breakthrough Front Army Military Council and the Command APS decide to spend in the Cape Tarhan large landing, which in addition to ground forces were to take part of a separate battalion of marines, two separate companies of sailors and marines and airborne battalion air force's Black Sea fleet. Designed headquarters flotilla action plan called for bringing to the landing operation of more than 50 ships, including 14 different boats. Due to bad weather landing operation was postponed several times. Finally, on the night of 9 January 10, ships and boats with paratroopers headed to the landing. Shortly after the troops into the sea fleet command received a storm warning. Indeed, southwest wind quickly gained momentum and reached 4 points. Big wave flooded the shallow-draft nizkobortnye tenders and motorboats. Commanders of ships and Marines fought selflessly with water, using all the means for pumping up to boot.