MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Since September 6, pyrotechnic divers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have made more than 150 descents to the Jean Zhores ship that sank in the water area of the Feodosiya Bay. The total time spent under water exceeded one hundred hours. Complex underwater technical works were carried out at a depth of 18 meters.
To access the discovered explosive objects, an underwater cutting of the ship’s side was carried out. More than 4200 explosive objects and 6000 cartridges have already been raised from the bottom of the Black Sea to the surface and destroyed. All of them were destroyed at a special testing range by pyrotechnics of the Special Marine Detachment of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia in the Republic of Crimea.
To carry out the operation, a consolidated detachment of the Russian Emergencies Ministry was formed. It consists of 44 personnel, 7 units of special equipment and 7 floating facilities. At the time of the work, part of the Feodosiya Bay water area is closed for the movement of small vessels. The inspection staff of the State Inspection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia is constantly patrolling the coastal zone. Demining work will last until mid-October.
Recall that during the Second World War, the cargo ship “Jean Zhores” sank off the coast of the Feodosia Bay, which carried out transportation during the Kerch-Feodosia landing operation. On January 4, 1942, he was attacked by enemy aircraft. The Jean Zhores team managed to repair the ship and set the course for Feodosia. However, just a few days later, the ship was blown up by a magnetic mine. After a long struggle for the survivability of the ship, it was decided to sink the ship.
SNKh: Commander of the consolidated detachment of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Crimea Andrei Leiko.
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