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Search and rescue forces (SAR) of the Northern Fleet left for the Barents Sea today to conduct a planned exercise to provide assistance to a conditionally damaged submarine.

The exercise involved the rescue vessel “Georgy Titov” with the deep-sea rescue vehicle AS-34 on board, the diving vessel “VM-277”, sea and harbor tugs, as well as a number of ships of the Kola flotilla of diverse forces of the Northern Fleet, including diesel-electric Submarine.

The aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense Army will be involved in certain stages of the exercise – the Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft and the Ka-27 search and rescue helicopter.

During the exercise, which will last for several days, the whole range of measures will be worked out in the event of an emergency situation on a submarine at sea, from organizing a search for a conditionally emergency facility to evacuating the crew from it and providing first aid to the injured.

Rescue exercises at sea in the Northern Fleet are held regularly. During these exercises, the personnel of the search and rescue forces improve their professional skills in resolving various emergencies and crisis situations.

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