In Berdyansk, an interagency scientific and practical seminar was held on the basis of the BIS “Rescue and Diving Service” utility company on the topic: “Methods of Exploration of Sinking Objects, Search, Identification and Disposal of Explosive Objects in accordance with NATO Standards” (STANAG). The purpose of the event is to increase the professional level and knowledge of representatives of the structures of the security and defense sector of Ukraine in the field of underwater activities. Representatives of the Navy Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Special Forces Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, National Police of Ukraine, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, National Guard of Ukraine, State Guard of Ukraine, Chernihiv Training Center are among the participants of the seminar Of the State Special Transport Service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Civil Protection Bodies of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Force and Holo tion Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Zaporizhia region, and representatives of the US Embassy in Ukraine, Great Britain, Latvia, Germany, military, Lithuania, Poland and charities.

For five days, NATO members have learned the techniques of finding, identifying and disposing of explosive objects (landmines) at sea, and will be familiar with current regulations and techniques used by the Allies. Also during the event, representatives of different agencies and countries worked out such basic elements as organizing, managing and working out joint actions in the composition of different forces and means, working on modern systems of receiving, processing and storage of information on explosive objects, providing first aid to victims during diving, identification and clearance of explosive objects in water bodies by NATO countries, as well as familiarization with the equipment of foreign colleagues. The seminar was initiated by the Peacekeepers of Ukraine Charitable Foundation.
– Mine security in the Black Sea and above all in the Sea of ​​Azov is a very pressing issue and a challenge for our present day, especially for the Navy. This is the first event that will launch the development of mine safety in our area of ​​responsibility. We work very hard with our international counterparts and partners to develop guidance documents for international standards on the issue raised and to equip ourselves with the modern technology and equipment of our units and forces involved in the search, identification and exchange of explosive items. The main goal is to be able to carry out mine safety tasks in our waters according to international standards and to achieve interoperability with similar units of NATO countries, – said the Head of search and rescue service of the Headquarters Operational (Combat) Support Headquarters of the Naval Forces Command of Ukraine, 1st rank.

In general, the event lasted until September 27 and helped Ukrainian specialists from different agencies to work together to fulfill common security tasks in the Black and Azov seas.

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