Pryluky missile boat of the Ukrainian Naval Forces held the number of training in the waters of the Black Sea along with the spy ship HMS Echo (H87) of the British Royal Navy as the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook.
The Ukrainian missile boat and the British ship fulfilled the tasks on the tactical maneuvering, drills on the air defense and held the communication training in accordance with the NATO standards. Moreover, the helicopter of the naval aviation team joined the drills.
“Particularly, the shore-based nuclear-capable amphibious anti-submarine helicopter Mi-14 fulfilled the tasks on the lighting of the above-water situation in the training area. Besides, it worked out the actions during the rescue operation and the further evacuation of an affected person as well as the ships,” the message said.
According to trainer of the paratroopers' team Serhy Kartel, the military faced the task to lift an affected person from the board of the British vessel. Particularly, the task supposed the air-assault of the rescuers to the board in the conditions of the lowering of the helicopter up to the superstructures and antennas of the vessel.
As we reported, the spy ship HMS Echo (H87) of the British Royal Navy entered the Black Sea through the Bosphorus on December 17, 2018.
Earlier, FFH333 Toronto frigate of the Royal Canadian Navy and F81 Santa Maria frigate of the Spanish Navy entered Odesa Sea Port. Toronto and Santa Maria entered the Black Sea region as a part of the detachment of ships under the command of the flagship of F805 Evertsen frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Turkish F493 Gelibolu frigate which will stay in other ports of the countries of the Black Sea region.