Black Sea DELTA Exercise «RU DELTA- 2016»

September 14, 2016 in the Black Sea near the seaport of Novorossiysk a complex international exercise dedicated to the process of elimination of the consequences of the tanker sea accident – «RU DELTA 2016» was conducted.

The training events involved 19 Russian companies (18 vessels, ships and boats, 2 helicopters and an unmanned aerial vehicle). As observers, the representatives of the Black Sea Commission, the Black Sea countries and the Republic of Kazakhstan acted. The event's Headquarters and guests were accomodated onboard of the high ice-class multi-purpose salvage ship of «SPASATEL DEMIDOV».

The exercise's primary objectives included implementation of the operational procedures undertaken by the management authorities and rescue services in the region in the emergency mode, operational readiness inspection of employees of rescue divisions and cooperating organizations to work in emergency situations.

In the course of exercises, the participants mastered operational actions on search and rescue of overboarded persons (MOB) at sea, salvage of a ship in distress , elimination & recover of spilled oil in the sea and along the coastal strip.

The exercise went successful. The objectives were achieved fully.