The rocket boat “Ivanovets” of the Black Sea Fleet and the border ship “Impeccable” of the FSB of Russia are sent to help the Ukrainian fishing vessel, the crew of which has given a distress signal. It is reported by Interfax with reference to the press service of the National Center for Defense Management of Russia.
“The rocket boat” Ivanovets “of the Black Sea Fleet, performing tasks in the Black Sea, was sent to the area where the Ukrainian fishing vessel” OD-2592 “is in distress (crew of 4 people, home port Ochakov), whose crew at 01.27 July 3, 2021 requested assistance “, – the message says.
“Ivanovets” received a distress signal from a Ukrainian fishing vessel on the international communication channel. The captain said that the ship had an engine failure, it was de-energized and was currently drifting. He also asked for help in informing the Ukrainian authorities about the accident.
“The emergency situation with a civilian vessel was reported to the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, which informed the Ukrainian authorities about receiving a distress signal from the OD-2592 vessel,” the press service added.
Earlier, the Russian military conducted exercises in the Black Sea to destroy enemy ships. Against the background of the beginning exercises of NATO and the partner countries of the Sea Breeze-2021 alliance, more than ten bombers and fighters took to the skies to conduct combat training flights.