MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the eve of the flood-hazardous period, rescuers-explosives of the Yakutsk Arctic Integrated Emergency Rescue Center of the FERPSO branch of the EMERCOM of Russia and the pilots of the Yakutsk link of the Khabarovsk Aviation Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia conducted a training session to eliminate conditional ice jams using remote ice crushing (mining) systems from an MI- 8.
The helicopter crew conducted aerial reconnaissance of the Lena River water area before the conventional mining, after which the conditional jam location was determined. Conditional mining took place from a helicopter using a mine spreader, at an extremely low altitude (2-3 meters). In addition, the actions for lowering and lifting rescuers and cargo using an onboard boom with a winch cargo system (SLG-300) were worked out.
The training is carried out in order to practice the joint actions of the rescuers and the helicopter crew. This method of undermining jam-prone areas has established itself as the most effective way to combat ice jams on the rivers of the Republic.
Last year, during the spring flood, 20 explosions were carried out in places of congestion on the rivers of Yakutia, more than 13 tons of explosives were consumed. Thanks to the timely execution of blasting operations, it was possible to prevent flooding of settlements and promptly eliminate jamming.
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