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Russian-Norwegian exercises Barents-2004 for rescuing sailors
The ninth joint Russian-Norwegian exercises Barents-2004 for rescuing sailors in distress ended late in the evening on Tuesday in the Varanger Fjord. "The exercises have been successful and have again confirmed the possibilities of the Russian and the Norwegian sides to act concurrently when rescuing people in distress," a spokesman for the Arctic Regional Frontier Department of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) told RIA Novosti. The Barents-2004 exercises were going on in the Norwegian waters on Tuesday. Their aim was to practice joint actions of the Russian and Norwegian services for rescuing the ship crews in distress. Three rescue ships of the FSB Arctic Regional Frontier Department, the Northern Fleet and the Murmansk Marine Coordinating and Rescue Centre, two K-21 and Mi-8 military helicopters, and rescue ships and two helicopters of the Norwegian Patrol Forces took part in the exercises. Under the legend of the exercises, a large freezer trawler was in distress and sank in the Norwegian territory in the Varanger Fjord. The trawler's crew managed to send a SOS. Norwegian and Russian ships and helicopters hastened to help. Twenty sailors' dummies were thrown into the water in the definite square of the Fjord. Eighteen dummies were found and lifted onto the ships, two "sailors" were considered to be dead. "That was not a bad result. Last year, the participants in the exercises also failed to save two "sailors," but out of the 10, not 20 as this time," the spokesman said. These are already the ninth joint Russian-Norwegian Barents exercises. The participating countries draw plans and command the exercises in turn. This year the Coordinating Centre of Russia commanded the exercises, the spokesman for the FSB Arctic Regional Frontier Department specified.
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