On November 22 State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" once more conducted joint operation of the representatives of State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety in Odessa Region and State Border Service of Ukraine in Odessa on the special vessels of SE "MSRS" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The aim of such cooperation is to detect the violation of Ukraine Legislation on Navigation Safety
The small vessels, involved in fishing process in the region were inspected. Among all the violations, even threat to human's life was detected.
All the fishermen on the boats neglected the basic safety rules. For example, none of them was wearing life vests, walky-talky was absent and even not everyone had the outward clearance.
The crew of PRK -04 of SE "MSRS" even had to help two fishermen, who found themselves on the rubber boat far away from the shore. The rescuers delivered them and the boat to the place of safety.
For cause of numerous violations administrative protocols were compiled.
Once again, the rescuers remind that the usage of small vessels during winter period is very dangerous, and also ask not to go out to the sea on small vessels in winter period after the close of navigation.
Don't forget to have a charged mobile phone with the necessary emergency numbers.
The contact numbers of the State Maritime Coordination Center are listed below:
+38 048 777 66 09,
+38 048 777 66 10,
+38 067 487 33 64 (24/7).
And the frequencies: VHF Ch 16; HF 2182 kHz; Odesa RCC.