Today, on the 21st of June rescuers of the State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" participate in training of governing authorities, forces and facilities of the aeronautical search and rescue system in the Black Sea.
Organization and planning of exercises was made by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in accordance with "Rules on Aeronautical Search and Rescue in Ukraine".
Crews of aircrafts of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, aviation and seagoing ships of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine worked together with crews of SAR vessels of the SE "MSRS".
According to the exercises' scenario the plane Boeing 737-800 made an emergency landing on water in the north-western part of the Black Sea 100 km apart from the airport "Odesa". The main objective of exercises was to conduct mass rescue operations on search and rescue. Detailed tasks were precisely worked out by all the services.
The following crafts were engaged in search and rescue of sufferers, namely, the rescue tug "Vitiaz" and the search and rescue speedboat "PRK-02" of the SE "MSRS", the aircraft AN-32P and the helicopter MI-8 of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the helicopter KA-27p and the ambulance boat "Sokal" of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the international airport "Odesa" and in the "Commercial Sea Port "Chornomorsk" two stations for providing assistance to sufferers from the aircraft accident were deployed.
Coordination of actions of all engaged forces and facilities was provided jointly by Main Aviation Coordination Centre on Search and Rescue and the State MRCC of the SE "MSRS".
Provision of safety for conducting aerial works above the sea surface was provided by forces and facilities of the SE "MSRS" and the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As a result of exercises, all the participated services were given a high appreciation of its' readiness to eliminate the consequences of such situations.