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The search and rescue forces of the Northern Fleet, involved in the Russian-Norwegian rescue exercise Barents-2021, returned to the main base of the Northern Fleet – the city of Severomorsk.

According to the plan of the Russian-Norwegian exercise Barents-2021, its active phase began the day before, on June 2, with the receipt of a distress signal from the area where the ship conditionally crashed and sank, and its crew members were in the water.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Northern Norway notified the search and rescue support forces of the emergency rescue units of the Northern Fleet and other security agencies stationed in the region.

An Il-38 aircraft of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet was taken into the air from the Severomorsk-1 airfield and flew to the “disaster” area to find people on the surface of the sea.

After the pilots of the Il-38 aircraft found people in distress, indicated by dummies, the updated coordinates were transferred to the search and rescue forces. The rescue tug “Nikolay Chiker” of the Northern Fleet headed to the area of ​​the accident.

During the exercise, the joint actions of the crews of rescue ships and aircraft were practiced to lift “those in distress” from the surface of the sea, deliver them to rescue ships and provide the necessary medical assistance.

This year the exercise was conducted under the general guidance of the Norwegian side.

From the Northern Fleet, the rescue tug “Nikolai Chiker”, the Il-38 aircraft, and the Ka-27 search and rescue helicopter took part in the exercise. Also from the Russian side were involved the forces and means of the Murmansk branches of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center, the Mi-8 search and rescue helicopter, the border department of the FSB of Russia in the Western Arctic region.

Directly in the exercise from the Norwegian side were involved ships, vessels, aircraft of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center of Northern Norway, the coastal administration, the coast guard of the Navy, as well as the forces and means of the centers and the airspace control service “AVINOR”.

International exercises “Barents” are held annually in accordance with the “Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on cooperation in the search for missing persons and rescuing people in distress in the Barents Sea” dated 04 October 1995. The exercises are supervised by representatives of both Russian and Norwegian search and rescue forces.

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