February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The rescue squad of the Black Sea Fleet is preparing to conduct exercises on finding and assisting an emergency submarine.
For the first time in the Navy, the exercise is carried out using a mobile complex of ventilation compartments and supplying high-pressure air to an emergency submarine (MKVO PL). This equipment entered service with the Black Sea Fleet at the end of 2018.
According to the plan of the exercise, on a submarine “Stary Oskol” in the course of the return from the training ground of the training, an ignition occurred in one of the compartments. Duty forces of the search and rescue squad (JI) fleet received a signal about the emergency.
Currently, in preparation for the exercise, the crews of rescue ships work out its individual elements, in particular, mooring to the emergency facility, disembarking an emergency rescue group (ASG) on board the submarine, using the ICV submarine and ventilation compartments, as well as actions of the personnel during evacuation affected by the evacuation and rescue container (ESC).
The rescue tugboat SB-739, diving ship VM-125 and fire fighting boat ПЖК-37 will be involved in the exercise.