MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today in Samara the employees of GIMS on snowmobiles went to the next preventive raid on the traditional places of winter fishing.
The severe frosts that set in this year ensured a safe ice thickness – in some places its thickness reaches 50 cm, but the ice on large and small rivers has a heterogeneous structure. There are gullies on the Volga and lakes, and water accumulates on the ice under the snow, which makes the ice less durable.
During the raid, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reminded ice fishing lovers of the basic safety rules for behavior on water bodies in winter, handed out reminders. The inspectors also reminded the fishermen that it is always necessary to have a means of rescue with you: a life jacket, a rope in order to provide assistance if necessary.
In Khabarovsk, daytime temperatures are gradually approaching zero and the ice is losing strength. While patrolling, EMERCOM of Russia employees pay special attention to those places where fishermen have filled unauthorized passages on the ice. During preventive raids, GIMS inspectors remind car owners that it is extremely dangerous to travel to water bodies outside ice crossings. On such crossings, the state of the ice is not controlled, and movement on it is a risk to life.
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