Russia to open another three rescue centers in the Arctic in 2015
Russia's Emergencies Ministry will launch another three complex search-and-rescue centers on Russia's Arctic coast in 2015, Rossiya Segodnya news agency reported.
"Three Arctic complex search-and-rescue centers will open in Murmansk, Nadym and Vorkuta. Work will get underway to create Arctic centers in Tiksi, Anadyr, Pevek and Provideniye," the agency reported citing the ministry's report.
As of now, the Arctic has four rescue centers in Arkhangelsk, Naryan-Mar, Vytegra and Dudinka. In all, 11 centers are to be opened.
The rescue centers will be on standby to immediately respond to any emergency in the Arctic. To assure flexibility, they will be provided with aircraft, all-terrain vehicles, multi-purpose rescue and fire-fighting equipment, and watercraft.