The unique underwater exploratory teaching of the Baltic Fleet, which was held in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, near the island of Hogland, July 19, 2013 was successfully completed.
The exercise involved more than 30 ships, vessels and boats of the Baltic fleet, army aviation helicopters WEST, and units of engineer troops and units of the logistics.
According to the scenario exercises in Russian territorial waters sank object carrying the important cargo. The participants had to exercise in a short time to find the bottom of the wreck, to conduct a survey and raise it to the surface with the load of the object.
This was our reporter was informed in the press service of the Western Military Region for the Baltic Fleet.
In order to perform tasks underwater search exercises on the uninhabited island of Hogland army engineers WEST promptly launched a base camp, a division of logistics delivered needed supplies to the island materiel of all types of security groupings of ships and shore units of troops.
In the northern part of the island of Hogland was equipped with a command post exercise leader, equipped with modern communication system that can transmit and receive large amounts of information, including audio-visual. In addition, on the island of Hogland were equipped with six helipads and organized helicopter "air bridge" on the route St. Petersburg, Hogland the organization of transport of personnel and equipment.
In the effort to move closer to the conditions of the exercise real, as the object of the exercise was chosen warship sank in the Gulf of Finland in the 19th century, which lies at a depth of 50 meters.
With the start of the teachings of the Baltic Fleet specialists conducted reconnaissance in the wreck, refined coordinates of its location, and then started his full-scale survey, as with the use of sonar equipment, as well as by visual inspection.
Fighting ships of the Baltic Fleet closed the exercise area for free navigation, the site of the diving operations came a search and rescue ship of the Baltic Fleet, which was carrying diving specialists, as well as manned and remotely operated underwater vehicles of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
At the final stage of underwater exploratory exercise to the sunken object was made more than 20 runs diving specialists of the Baltic Fleet, and special underwater vehicles, during which the subject had been raised several fragments of the wreck.
Culminating feature of underwater search doctrine has been the deployment and use of the forces and resources in previously unknown to the participants exercise area, in as close to real.
All the forces and means of taking part in an underwater search teachings returned to their places of permanent deployment. The sailors of the Baltic Fleet will begin preparations for the planned maritime parade of the Day of the Navy, which this year will be celebrated on July 28, 2013.
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