From August to October the rescue vessel "Sapfir" of the State Enterprise "Marine Search and Rescue Service" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine continued the conduction of exercising voyages along SAR region of Ukraine in the Black Sea.
The crew conducted exercises for providing aid to the vessel in distress crew in different weather conditions. The testing of the radio communication system was also conducted.
After the alert "Man overboard" the captain worked out standard vessel manoeuvers and the crew members practiced in providing first aid to a suffered person. The exercising of rescue actions a rescue speed boat "PRK-501" was used.
Special attention was payed to providing first aid. To this extent, all the crew members of the rescue boats of SE "MSRS" conduct regular exercises to improve the skills.
Rescue vessel "Sapfir" fully fulfilled all the given tasks.
Sapfir is a diesel electric rescue sea tug with unrestricted navigation area. The vessel can stay fully autonomous for nearly 20 days, which is extremely important, when the offshore rescue operations are conducted. This ice class vessel can fulfill all the search and rescue tasks at wintertime during ice period.