In June and July rescue vessel "Sapfir" of the State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine performed a training voyage along the border of the search and rescue region of Ukraine on the Black sea.
Rescue vessel "Sapfir" fully fulfilled its tasks regarding the training of the search and rescue and first aid skills in all weather conditions, including thunderstorms. Speed deck boat was also involved in the exercises.
The testing of all communication means onboard also took place during the exercises, including GMDSS communication.
"Sapfir" is a flagship of the specialized fleet of SE "Marine Search and Rescue Service", able to perform search and rescue operations at wintertime as well. Modern equipment of the vessel helps to interact and coordinate the actions with all the rescue coordination centers of other Black sea coastal states.