International rescue exercises in the Caspian Sea have completed in Astrakhan Region. The objective of the exercises was to search and rescue staff injured in a sea vessel accident, to extinguish fire and to localize an oil spill. The representatives from emergency agencies of the Caspian littoral states took part in the exercises "Kaspiy-2016".
According to the legend, the oil pipeline at one of the North Caspian fields lost tightness and an oil spill occurred.
All in all, the exercises involved 800 rescuers including the officers of the Caspian Flotilla, more than 150 equipment units, including airplanes, ships and air drones.