MOSCOW, January 5 (RIA Novosti) - Russian and Swedish naval forces will hold a joint submarine rescue exercise, a Baltic Fleet spokesman said on Saturday.
Later this year experts from the Baltic Fleet’s search and rescue division, in conjunction with Swedish Navy specialists, will rehearse a search and rescue operation for a submarine in distress, Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said.
The exercise will be conducted under a preliminary agreement reached between Baltic Sea chief Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk and Swedish Navy commander Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist during their meeting in Kaliningrad this past October.
The exercise will involve the search for “a submarine in distress” lying on the seabed, the exploration of its hull with the use of remote controlled submersibles and the rescue of its crew.
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- mikaelforsbergMikael Forsberg22:45, 05/01/2013It is very good that Sweden and Russia conduct rescue drills together and we need closer cooperation in every way with our neighbors. Since we use the same waterways and have many ships in the same area we need to rely on each other in case of emergency and cooperate on possible situations when rescue missions might be needed.
Sweden is about to build a new submarine A26 that will have the capability for rescue missions as well, and Russia is about to get a special submarine rescue unit ready with a new boat.
We can all if trained together assist each other in many ways. I am very positive to further joint exercises with Russia.
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