Exercises involving new rescue boats of the Caspian Flotilla and the “Makhachkala” small artillery ship were held in the Caspian Sea, the press service of the Southern Military District reported on Friday.
“According to the legend of the teaching, the “Makhachkala” SAS was attacked by an enemy aircraft. As a result of the attack there was a fire on the deck and indoors. The crew failed to deal with a fire on their own, a detachment of rescue ships went to help them,” – a statement said.
The crew of the fire boat put out the fire and divers patched holes. After that, the rescuers searched for personnel from the sunken ship.