October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the summer training period, the Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces conducted a series of comprehensive exercises to help submarines in distress.
The exercises, during which the search and rescue of the crews of conditionally emergency submarines were practiced, took place in the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea fleets with the involvement of rescue, rescue tug boats, integrated rescue boats and modular search and rescue boats, as well as the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic search and rescue equipment and rescue deep-sea vehicles.
During the exercise, the actions of duty forces from the search and rescue services of the fleets, as well as issues of timely detection and classification of underwater objects, were practiced.
Particular attention was paid to measures to ensure the life of the submarines that were on the ground, the rise of submariners from conditionally damaged submarines to the surface, the timely detection and rescue of people in the water.
Such exercises are held on an annual basis to confirm the readiness of the search and rescue support forces of the Russian Navy to act as intended in situations of various levels of complexity.