Emergencies Ministry holds Arctic area rescue drill in Arkhangelsk
During the fifth international meeting of the Arctic Council member states, the Russian Emergencies Ministry held drills in Arkhangelsk to rehearse rescue procedures for a vessel in distress in Arctic waters.
According to the drill scenario, a fire broke out aboard the Kapitan Chadayev icebreaker that could not be put out by the crew. The rescue operation included Kamov Ka-32 and Mil Mi-8 helicopters, a Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft, the Neotrazimy rescue tug boat from the Emergencies Ministry Arctic Center, the Lider rescue motorboat, the Barents rescue motorboat from the Arkhangelsk Regional Civil Protection Center and over 20 other units of rescue equipment.
Prior to the drills, the Emergencies Ministry Arctic Rescue and Emergency Center's rescue equipment was being displayed at the port of Arkhangelsk.