MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, the search and rescue forces of the Northern Fleet headed to the designated area of the Barents Sea to participate in the joint Russian-Norwegian exercise Barents-2021.
The main objectives of the exercise are to practice joint actions in the search and rescue of people in distress at sea, to prevent oil pollution in the sea area under conditions of intensive industrial development of the Arctic.
The Northern Fleet will be represented at the exercise by the Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, an Il-38 aircraft and a Ka-27 helicopter.
On behalf of the Russian side, the forces and means of the Murmansk branches of the sea rescue and coordination center “Administration of the seaports of the Western Arctic”, “Maritime Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot”, “State Corporation for Air Traffic Management in the Russian Federation”, “Northern Expeditionary Detachment” emergency rescue operations “and the border department of the FSB of Russia in the Western Arctic region.
From the Norwegian side, ships, vessels, aircraft of the joint rescue and coordination center of Northern Norway, the coastal administration, the coast guard of the Navy, the basic patrol aviation of the Air Force, as well as the forces and equipment of the centers and the airspace control service “AVINOR” are involved in the exercise.
This year, the general leadership of the exercise will be carried out by the Norwegian side. Barents is the only search and rescue exercise conducted by Russia and Norway in the Arctic region on an annual basis. It is being held in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Norway on cooperation in the search for missing persons and the rescue of people in distress in the Barents Sea dated October 4, 1995. Both the Russian side and the Norwegian side are in charge of the exercise.
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