Meanwhile, on the southern front motomehchasti opponent put forward in the direction of Taganrog. The General Staff of the Red Army has set aircraft Black Sea Fleet of the task: to destroy the left Mariupol and Osipenko significant amount of floating equipment and port equipment. At this time, APS ships promoted by the Soviet Army in the area Arabatskaya Arrows and Taganrog. Thus, in the estuary Miussky operated from 9 October 4 boats of the 14th Detachment of water barriers under the command of the Chief of Staff Politruk VP Nikitin. Incapacitated ferry personnel detachment landed small groups of infantry in the field of concentration of the Nazis to destroy their crossings. Together with the retreating battalion kept village Lakedemonovka than forced the Nazis to bypass Miusskaya estuary to the north and helped to evacuate waste is often through the estuary. And when the task was completed, the boat left the estuary and came in Azov.